I have been working away and making good progress on things this week. Last night, at guild meeting, I finished my needle book. I had finished the cover in one swoop when I got the kit, but there were several things I wanted to do to it. The edges were fraying a little bit, so I wanted to do blanket stitch around the edge. It turned out good, no?
I had seen the needle pages labeled on another blog, and I thought that was a very cool idea, and since my sewing machine knows how to print, I decided to do it on the machine. You can see the "sharps" label isn't quite complete. I think that is one of the first ones I did, and it is missing a few stitches. Even so, I am very pleased with how it turned out.
The pages are not exactly in alphabetical order, but I think I will be able to figure it out.
We are having a talent night at church tonight, and our knitting group is presenting a table full of knitted objects; I wanted to finish as many hats as I could to put on the table. If my reckoning is correct, this makes 15 in all. I didn't knit one of those, and I didn't embellish a couple out of that number, but I am excited about the progress.
I have blocked (and mended!) my black lacy shawl, and a pair of knit slippers, so I hope to have pictures of those soon as well.
I have been busy making a couple of other things for talent night as well, but those are secret until the performance. Hopefully I will have pictures tomorrow. (Maybe even a video?) Stay tuned!