This election there were a number of knitting and cross stitch patterns available. I took advantage of a couple of them, knitting a hat while in line for Hillary's final rally in Raleigh, NC (we got in line too late) and the cross stitch was finished post-election, and I decided that I was only allowed to mope about the results until it was finished.
I got into the Halloween spirit early with this lovely little finished cross stitch (but am apparently in Nightmare before Christmas territory with the actual blog post)!
I started it sometime last year (and by last year, apparently I mean in 2014 based on this post), thinking it would be quick. It was not. The black design is quite intricate and on 18 count fabric. I LOVE the finished product, but a quick and easy stitch it was not!
One of the things I did finish in November was a crocheted camel.
This is the best camel ever. Just the right size for hugging!
It was not a particularly fast project, given its smaller size, but it worked out extremely well and I'm quite pleased with it. It's obviously a camel, it stands up on its own, and the eye shaping just makes it totally perfect.
Pattern: Gobi the African Flower Camel (Ravelrymine) Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash in Butterscotch, Blaze, and Winter White Hook: USD/3.25mm Timeframe: October 9 - November 11, 2016 Mods: Larger hook/yarn, joined as I went rather than making all the pieces to join it all in the end. Problems: None, though my end of round joins could use a bit of work.
In November, I didn't finish all that much. I worked on many things and finished a few, but no real high-mileage finishes. I also was given some yarn and was asked for a couple of last-minute holiday gifts in addition to taking on another high-yardage commission (where I was paid in yarn).
This is officially the most yarn I've ever owned. Looks like I will NOT be joining that Wollmeise Yarn Club this year...