As you can see, I’ve finished my little cross stitch. I actually finished it on Saturday evening, but needed to get organised to get a photo taken. I still need to find a frame for it.
This project was small and straight forward, and I found it really relaxing. I am motivated to try to get my bigger cross stitch project out of hibernation now, but I know I need to get a few other things dealt with first. It is very tempting though!
I am in the very unusual position of having two acrylic projects on my needles at the moment! I hardly ever knit anything but wool so it feels a bit wrong. The first one is a cardigan for my granddaughter, and the reason for the acrylic yarn is that she chose it when she was out shopping with her mum. The colours are very pretty, and I think it will look good when it is finished, but the yarn is driving me nuts.
I have taken a close up photo so you can see how it really doesn’t have much twist at all. I have had to create a whole new style of knitting for it because it just unravels and splits if I use my usual technique. It should be finished soon though – Yay!
My second acrylic project is a 4 ply cardigan for me using a free pattern off Ravelry. I initially bought wool for this pattern but I bought it online and the colour was a bit stronger than I was expecting when it arrived. I saw this baby yarn on clearance in a local shop and loved the colour, so decided I would give it a go. I expect this to be a longer term project so progress will probably be slow, especially as I have several other projects lurking in the background as well.