Wednesday, August 5, 2015

WIP Wednesday: Crochet and Cross Stitch

I've been working on various projects over the last week, both crochet and cross stitch.
I've added a double granny round in black to 21 of my rose squares and started attaching them with Panther Pink using the flat braid join. The pattern is designed by Astri of Apple Blossom Dreams and is available for sale in her Etsy shop.
I pulled out a poor neglected UFO and started assembling it. The pattern is designed by Kate of Signed With an Owl. I made the squares with Red Heart Super Saver in Zebra and Black, Loops and Threads Impeccable in Gray, and I'm joining them as I go with Red Heart Super Saver in Burgundy. Two rows done, four to go.
I started two "just because" stashbuster projects using the Diagonal Granny Stripe pattern from Zooty Owl's Crafty Blog. The first one is made with scraps and a J hook; the second is made with Lion Brand Homespun in Corinthian and an L hook.
And I'm working daily on several mystery crochet projects. Here are some of the motifs.
I'm very close to a finish on my Prairie Schooler Santa's 12 Days of Christmas Day 1. I still hope to completely finish it by the end of the month for the Christmas Ornament SAL hosted by Kaye of Kitten Stitching.
I did a couple more letter blocks in Summer Alphabet by Lizzie Kate; this was my rotation piece for the last five days.
And I started several more charts "just because". 
A Little Bit of August by Lizzie Kate on 14 ct Aida in Sand
Boo Club Creepy by Lizzie Kate on 14 ct Aida in Smoketone
Boo Club Eek by Lizzie Kate on 14 ct Aida in Smoketone
It's Not Easy by Pixel Power (free) on 14 ct Aida in Light Blue
Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes-Attack from HornswoggleStore on 14 ct Aida in White
Hobbes from Calvin and Hobbes-Attack from HornswoggleStore on 14 ct Aida in White
ABCs of Halloween by Lizzie Kate on 14 ct Aida in Smoketone
Thanks for reading and looking.
Blessings :-)


24 comments:

  1. Hi Kate, love all your projects. The pink panther one is really cool with the flower motif. Thank you for sharing all the links. Have a great day, Heather

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  2. Wow, you have really been crocheting!!! It all looks nummy :D I love your Calvin and Hobbes - that's the one from your video, right? I might have to buy that - my whole family loves that comic!

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  3. The black border really makes that pink flower POP!

    Sounds like your cross stitching will be keeping you VERY busy! :-)

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  4. Wow Kate you are just amazing and productive! I love all your projects you are working on! Enjoy the rest of the week.

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  5. Awesome update Kate. Everything looks great. Your crocheting is gorgeous. I can't decide if I like the rose blanket or zebra blanket the best. All your squares and squicicles are so pretty. Love all your new starts. Your getting me in the starting mood.

    Linda

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  6. Great progress! Your rose crochet is so beautiful! also love the colorful squares for your mystery crochet project, keep it up:)

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  7. Lovely projects!! Great progress on all of them.

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  8. So many lovely projects going on there kate and you have just reminded me I started making a blanket with Astri's rose squares ages ago now where did I put it? :) xx

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  9. Fantastic work on your crochet & cross stitch projects :)

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  10. Love the rose squares - I haven't seen the 'panther pink' yarn before - I'll definitely look for it next time I'm at the store. :)

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  11. You are just amazing! Juggling so many projects and doing them so well, too. Truly astounding, Kate! Linda@Wetcreek Blog

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  12. Wow, so many great projects in the works!! Your crochet work is lovely and I can't wait to see the continued progress! Love the cross stitch too, especially that alphabet piece - looks like it's going to be really cute!
    Kate :}

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  13. Adding more to your WIP's! Love the rose blocks!

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  14. Love your crochet, I've promised myself I will learn it one day! maybe this winter :)

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  15. You have been so busy and productive! As always your work is beautiful.

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  16. Wow, so many projects, you certainly are busy. Love the rose squares the colour combination is amazing.

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  17. Love your rose squares using Astri's pattern. They look great with the black background. I really like the one you're making with granny circles too. Nice colors. Wish I could get a rhythm going and get some major crocheting done, but there's just so much to do these days. I'm sure it'll happen soon. Winter is coming!

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  18. Wow, your crochet projects are beautiful! I cannot believe how much you have accomplished lately - amazing!

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  19. Oh my! You are one busy gal! Your cross stitch is lovely and I'm jealous of your beautiful crochet pieces (I could never get the hang of crochet) Wonderful progress ")

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  20. The rose blocks are gorgeous! You have been so busy, and I love all you are working on. Fun!

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  21. Wow, you were super busy, Kate. Such a lot od stitching and crocheting was going on.

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  22. Oh wow, Kate!!!! Your crochet is gorgeous!!!!!!! Absolutely love absolutely everything about the flower ones. (no.... absolutely is not my fave word, but I felt a double was needed in this instance. LOL)

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  23. The pink and black is gorgeous Kate. Your other projects are so pretty and well done, too - stitching and crochet!

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