Sunday, October 18, 2009
October TUSAL Update
Here's my ort jar for the October TUSAL. There are bright colored threads on top from the button quilt I just finished and gold and purple and green from the medieval ladies I am embroidering. Somewhere in there is some green yarn from the latest dishcloth I knitted.
The Totally Useless Stitch A Long is still open to anyone who wants to join and virtually meet some other wonderful stitchers. Click on the link on the right to sign up!
Here's a picture of my latest projects on my kitchen table.
I have worked on the purple and gold section of one lady's skirt these last 2 weeks and the purple sections of the lady with the lute. I am trying to use up odd lots that have no label or were old runs of DMC and no longer match the new colors with the same numbers. Funny, I had always heard that DMC never changed their dye lots but I guess that is not so.
This is my latest finished dishcloth. I experimented with mixing a ribbon type yarn with the cotton for a color option. What I found was that it made for a much better scrubbing action when doing the dishes. So now I am making some more with the mix of the 2 yarns. Some I am making for Christmas presents so you probably won't see them here.
Fall has arrived here on the Gulf Coast of Texas with a lovely cold front. No humidity which is heaven in itself and temps in the 70's. I am loving it! I feel so much better without humidity, less aches and pains.
Dinner is about done so I must go for now. Happy stitching to all my TUSAL friends.
addendum: Crystal loved her button quilt!
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