I finished my march sockamonth socks last night and I'm wearing them today. They are very comfy and soft. I bought the koigu for these when I was in Utah in September
I spent a good part of yesterday tidying up my spare bedroom/sewing room. I started tidying up my cross stitch stash and I now want to start lots of new projects. But I'm trying to be good so I didn't.
Today I wasn't so good. I found out recently that Fraser's in Glasgow has a yarn department. I knew that they used to have one which also had cross stitch supplies many years ago but I thought it shut about 10 years ago. I've been meaning to visit it the last couple of times I was in Glasgow and finally I did today. It was a very good time to visit as they had a sale on with 20% off quite a few yarns.
Here's the haul
There's some felted tweed in a purple colour which I think will become Ivy and some Tapestry in greys which I think might become a scarf and some kidsilk night because its pretty and will make some sort of lacy thing. I was chatting to the assistant whilst she was ringing it up and we were discussing how much of a bargain the felted tweed was. She asked what I was planning for it and I explained about the knitty pattern. She hadn't heard of knitty but she thought it was a great idea. I also shared a couple of other links so I think she might be in for some surfing and shopping.
Thanks everyone for your lovely comments about the framing. Jim, my framer, is a lovely and talented man and he loves framing cross stitch. I stitched something for him a couple of years ago as a thank you and I think another thank you cross stitch will be happening at some point. It will probably have to wait a while as my dad has asked that I stitch him a Buddha design. Its the same design that I stitched for his Buddhism teacher and its shades of brown. Whilst its beautiful, the thought of stitching it again is a little trying. He rarely asks for anything to be stitched and appreciates how much work it takes. I just need to find the pattern in the stash mountain lol.