I'm back after my somewhat long break of not knitting or crocheting. If you know me, you know that having to stop making things and just rest is not going to last very long. I have to be doing something at all times. I'm not good at just sitting still, and I have this urge to make things continually. So since I couldn't knit or crochet, I tried to think of something else I could do and came up with cross-stitch. I have done this craft in the past but not recently, and I forgot how fun it is. I made the above sampler for my cousin Kaitie who is getting married this weekend. She's a girly girl like me and I thought the 'Happily Ever After' design was perfect for her, plus she loves pink too. I also did an owl crewel embroidery kit, but I haven't gotten it framed yet, so no pictures. Now I am working on a sampler from Anna Maria Horner's book 'Anna Maria's Needleworks Notebook.' It's the same one she is working on that's on the cover. The candy-like colours against the black background is stunning!
I have gotten back to my yarn crafts again now, although I'm going slow. I started near the end of last week by knitting a baby hat for this month's Itty-Bitty charity. My friend Jessica and I did a mini KAL over Ravelry. It was fun to knit along with a friend, even though we weren't able to knit together in person. It was the next best thing.
Since then, I've been slowly working on projects and taking lots of breaks to make sure my wrists, hands, and elbows get plenty of rest. It all seems to be working well. I've been crocheting a shawl and a baby blanket and knitting a pair of pink socks for a friend. Today I crocheted up these cute little baby cowgirl boots:
Well, I should be off to bed now,