Red With A Little Grey On The Side

Okay … so this inconsistent blogging is getting on my nerves and it has to stop.   LOLOL!   I’ve been cheating with Instagram; it’s so insta!  😀

Once again I have to say, although I haven’t been posting here, I’ve been crafting.   Crafting has been such a refuge these days while job hunting, it really has been helping me unwind after the daily search.   But let’s get to the projects:

first up is the first cross stitch project I’ve finished.  Maaaan … this thing was a dream.  Once I found my rhythm it was zen.  This piece was made for the front of a card for my friend who’s birthday is on Valentine’s day and she’s also a crafter and a Potterhead.  For those of you who are not Harry Potter fans, the sign is the Deathly Hallows (book 6).

Deathly Hallows Cross Stitch

It didn’t take me long … maybe about 1.5 hours and it was an absolute delight.  It was an internet freebie and it’s certainly piqued my interest in cross stitching.  So much so … errr … let’s just say, I fell down another rabbit hole!  LOLOL!

The next project I’m working on is the ever popular Sockhead Hat by Kelly McClure.   My goal is to finish it is by Saturday.  I’ll show it off then.

Sockhead Hat

How divine is this Madeline Tosh yarn?  Can you believe I almost gave it away?  I tried to sell this so many times, I just couldn’t get rid of it.  I need my head checked right?  It’s just so divine with this pattern.  I can’t wait to finish it, complete with a very large pom pom.  😀

And of course, these days, there’s no crafting for me that doesn’t include dyeing.  I’ve been messing around with natural dyeing and with acid dyes.  So much fun.   For this project, I was shooting for a semi solid grey and I think this works:

The Grey Lady

Meet “The Grey Lady”.   Not sure what she is going to be,  I’m just going to wait for her to tell me.

I thinks that it for now … until next time — happy crafting.  😀

12 thoughts on “Red With A Little Grey On The Side

  1. Andi February 15, 2015 / 11:11 am

    So much beautiful crafting.
    I say never apologize for not blogging. You should only blog when you feel like it. You really don’t need to add another obligation to your days.

    • Nicky February 20, 2015 / 7:33 pm

      Thank you for being so gracious Andi. ❤

  2. Sam February 14, 2015 / 11:07 pm

    The sockhead hat is going to be lovely – that colour is rich, warm and delightful.
    Happy Valentine’s, Sam x

    • Nicky February 20, 2015 / 7:35 pm

      It’s done now and my wrists show proof. I had to power through to finish it but I’m really glad I did!

  3. Nicole February 14, 2015 / 3:28 pm

    I like the look of that hat so far! It has a nice, rich color. A large pom pom is a must!

    • Nicky February 20, 2015 / 7:35 pm

      Thanks so much Nicole. Thanks for visiting. 😀

  4. Preeti February 14, 2015 / 2:32 pm

    The cross-stitched card looks like it was such a fun project and so perfect for a Potterhead!! What colorway is that madtosh? Love it. Nice Grey Lady!! You’re so talented, ❤ it all

    • Nicky February 20, 2015 / 7:38 pm

      You’re so kind to me. I really loved making all these projects. So much so, I’m getting ready to prep another cross stitch project tomorrow, dye is being set and another hat is on tap for this wintery weekend coming up. 🙂

  5. sarahthieneman February 13, 2015 / 12:35 pm

    That Tosh is gorgeous! And what a great dye job– I’d love to experiment more with dyeing!

    • Nicky February 20, 2015 / 7:41 pm

      Dyeing is so easy; like the author of one of the books I use say … if you can boil an egg, you can dye yarn. Let me know if you want me to help you fall down another rabbit hole. 😀

      • sarahthieneman March 3, 2015 / 9:37 am

        Hmm that does sound easy! 🙂 I might have to try it! I’ve only done one dye with some yarn I decided I didn’t like the color of, so I decided to over-dye it in a darker shade.

        • Nicky March 3, 2015 / 4:38 pm

          Let me know when you do!!! 😀

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