I've stitched a few designs from Thea Dueck and I have truly loved the stitch each time. Her directions are excellent and you get stitch diagrams as you do have a few different stitches to do, but it is so enjoyable and the finished product is fabulous, in the end. So I do encourage you to take a look at her designs. Not yet finished is my Guernsey Wrap knitting project. If we don't count the sock incident (a group of Ladies retreating at the hotel sat in the lobby and at one point most of them were knitting socks which fascinated me so of course, I made a comment how I was intimidated by sock knitting.) The next year they had put together a sock knitting bag with all the supplies and then they showed me how to knit socks. While they were here I got quite a bit done, and did finish one sock...notice I said one. I still intend to finish another but for me I should learn to do 2 socks at once I think. But the point here is that I did indeed learn...whoopee!!! But I'm so busy stitching models that it wasn't until I saw the Guernsey Wrap that I picked up the needles again. It has been a joy. I did make a mistake on the border early on and didn't realize what I did until much later...so I left it and while it bothers me, it's not going to be noticed so much when it's completed. Anyway, I love the wrap I thought the pattern would be more complicated with cables, etc., but the patterns are nice but the best part for me is it's really wide, so proportionally it's more my size, but mercy I've been working on it since a week before Nashville. It's called "Guernsey Wrap and its 16 1/2" wide by 77 1/2" long...or I should state that those are the measurements when using DK yarn on the pattern, however, since I never do a swatch I'm going to say those are the measurements of my wrap but I really have no blooming idea. Let's just say it will be around that. Three different pattern charts are used, I'm already on the last chart which has to be repeated 3 and 1/2 times and I'm on the second repeat so I really am on the downhill side of this. And because of that I've already decided my next knitting project will include Scandinavian knitting. I haven't done any before but think it will challenge me so it's going to be next, however it will definitely be smaller than this wrap. This does not mean counted work is over for me...oh, no you know it is my first love so that goes on. I actually only knit when I can't really focus on the stitching because I'm tired (perhaps not the best time to knit patterns but it's worked for the most part for me, although I have had to unknit a few times). Anyway, we are alive and well in Ocean City, Sara's busy cooking for the stitchers this weekend as we welcome approx 30 stitchers from the Delaware Valley Sampler Guild. I always love to see what they are working on and they usually bring show and tell so that's fun and exciting. The finishes that stitchers brought in after Catherine and Sherri classes was unbelievable. It's always inspirational for me. Love to see what everyone's doing. I do see fabulous and fun finishes on Facebook so keep it up stitchers. Got to run, I'm suppose to be cleaning and making cookies for the next retreat. Keep those needles moving. Talk to you soon. And Thanks again for all the support!
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