May 2019/Stitch Maynia

I planned to alternate in between all of my cross stitch and embroidery WIP’s as well as starting ONE new Cross Stitch project.

I also planned to make:

  1. the Magpie Tendency . I started this instead
  2. a few donation scarves with this pattern ✔️
  3. and to start working on the Summer Shorties Collection ✔️

I will show all of my finished projects first and then my WIP’s at the end.

WIPS … before and after shots

and last but not least my yarn WIPS

I think that stitch MAYnia was a lot more successful for me this year. I stitched on 26 of the first 27 days before I lost interest and wanted to knit knit knit. Maybe by the end of stitch MAYnia next year I will have them completed. I learned something about myself while participating this year. I am a process cross stitcher but a product knitter.

I’m wish you all a happy summer 🥰 God Bless

Nordic Stitches Designs

My Paternal Grandfather’s Grandparents immigrated to the United States in 1881 from Hegra, Nord – Trøndelag Norway. I have family ties to that area dating back to the 1700’s and maybe earlier. I have always been fascinated with that part of my family history. When I learned to knit I set a goal to learn how my Scandinavian ancestors may have knit.

Several years ago I started watching the Nordic Stitches Podcast during the advent season of 2016. I was still deeply grieving the loss of my Sister and getting to a chance to learn about Norwegian Advent and Christmas traditions gave me something positive to think about. It put the joy, spirit and excitement back into the Christmas season.

When Lilli announced the other day that her podcast had needlessly been hacked and deleted my heart broke for her. I can’t imagine how much time and energy she had put into the more than 350 videos she had released. So I thought that I’d share the links to all of her sites to help her restart her podcasting adventure.

*I also want to note that sometime in the near future she will be starting a second video podcast about life in Norway.

CLICK THE IMAGE TO VIEW THE LINK LIST

Nordic Stitches Link TreeNordic Stitches Link Tree

I also wanted to share my versions of some of Lilli’s designs.

January 2019

Hey all! it has been one busy month. I rung in the new year with a sinus and respiratory infection that hung on for a while.

I managed to keep a slow and steady pace while working on my goal list for the month. I knit 8 dishcloths, 3 hats, 2 Christmas ornaments, 1 shawl, and 1 pair of socks.

I also worked on a 3rd Christmas ornament, 2 different scrap blankets, my frozen shawl, and a cross stitch. I ripped apart 3 blankets that I had no interest in finishing to simplify my to do list.

Life with our new puppy Lily has been interesting! She doesn’t sleep a lot during the day but goes to bed at 8:30. She gets up to go potty outside around midnight and then she’s up and at it demanding breakfast at 6:00 AM. Lily is sweet and affectionate but also rambunctious and naughty. She’s a good guard dog that hears everything! The cats are not overly impressed by her presence in their lives mostly because she is very aggressive in her attempts to play with them. She just wants to slobber them and they aren’t the least bit interested!

Stay safe and warm!

GOALS:

1.Finish my Smock It Shawl – started 8/25/2018 ✔️

2.Finish my Easy Balaclava – started 12/27/2018 ✔️

3.Finish my Blueberry Waffle Socks – started 1/4/2018 ✔️

4.Finish my Frozen Shawl – started 8/19/2018 – I worked on it

5. Knit 4 Granny’s Favorite Dishcloths ✔️

6. Knit 2 Emma Dishcloths ✔️

7. Knit 2 All for One, One for All Hats ✔️

8. Knit a pair of Crazy Socks (I decided to work on WIP’s instead)

9. Knit 4 Elf Ornaments (I knit two ornaments but only one elf)

Project details can be found on Ravelry

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