Sunday, November 22, 2020

Slow Sunday Stitching

A hearty welcome to all you stitchers! Thanks for dropping by to see what the Slow Sunday Stitching crew is creating this week!

I finished knitting a gift for the US Thanksgiving coming up this week. Can you see the pattern? I think I made a mistake on the nose (beak? snood?) stitching area? Oh well, I tried my best and it will be conversation worthy if nothing else! If you want to knit up a turkey for the holidays, click here for the free Ravelry Gobble Cloth pattern.

I wanted to start a new dishcloth with this new-to-me yarn. I had to deal with a "hank" for the first time... very annoying. I followed the instructions here, and used a chair to wind the yarn into a useable ball. Just wondering.... why doesn't yarn come in a useable ball format?!? 

Anyway, I ended up having this big knot to deal with. I reminded myself that "patience is a virtue" as I wasted my precious stitching time trying to untie this knot.  I'm finally ready to start the knitting for this Christmas gift which will hopefully turn out better than the turkey!

But first, for today's relaxation I am hand stitching a binding to finish up a placemat. These are my favourite binding needles. Will I have enough thread on this spool to finish the binding?


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22 comments:

Kim said...

There is always a little time on Sundays to enjoy a little hand stitching. I think your turkey is sweet. Love the colour. I too, always seem to get yarn into a tangled mess, even with the ubiquitous ball of wool....so I can only imagine what a hank is like. Enjoy stitching the binding on your placemat. Thank you for the opportunity to link up.

CathieJ said...

I bought myself a swift and yarn winder just so I didn't have to deal with those knots. I like that turkey wash cloth. Enjoy your binding stiching. I hope you have enough thread.

linda said...

Your Turkey washcloth is lovely, most of the yarn I buy comes in 50 gram or 100 gram balls so luckily I don't have that problem although like Cathie I have a yarn winder too but no matter what you have you always seem to get knots especially when you are trying to knit two pairs of socks at once haha. Have a lovely Sunday and thanks as always for hosting.xx

Gretchen Weaver said...

I managed to finish a dishcloth last evening in spite of a knot. I was trying to untangle the mess and having problems. I've decided I have enough stress in my life right now and that tangled mess went into the trash. If only other problems could be handled as easily, happy stitching!

Ivani said...

It is hard to deal with tangled yarns.
Pretty dishcloth, you did better than me this week.
Happy Sunday enjoy your little stitches for today.

Linda M @ Pieceful Kingdom said...

I have a ball winder for hanks of yarn, and sometimes even then I have to deal with knits. I really like a skein of yarn that is ready to use when I get it home. Love the turkey dishcloth!

Kathy S. said...

Love the turkey. Nobody will notice as they use it to wash dishes. It will be great to be with what family we can this Thanksgiving. Have a blessed one.

Celine said...

I really can't see the mistake on your knitting! It looks great from here

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

I'm finishing the binding on a table runner. I have my kitchen stitchery hooped, threads chosen, and it is still waiting.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

my hand stitching will be hand quilting at the frame and/or crochet - weather is wet and foggy today - too wet to enjoy being outside this coming week I think.

Karla (ThreadBndr) said...

You need a swift (https://threadbndr.blogspot.com/2020/11/swiftly-swiftly.html). They are only about $30 US and open up the wonderful world of hand dyed and handspun yarns. Even if you don't buy a ball winder, they are MUCH better than a chair back or even a helpful husband!

Love your turkey cloth!

sandi s said...

I am cross stitching today and find something to watch on tv. Those are my favorite needles also. Your turkey looks good. Enjoy your day. Hugs,

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I can see the turkey in your dishcloth! I might have to try making him, too. Have a lovely Sunday, Kathy!

Karrin Hurd said...

I love your turkey washcloth! I hate it when my yarn snarls up like that, and it nearly always does! Happy stitching and knitting!

Michelle Churchman said...

Your turkey looks great! Tangled yarn is so frustrating. And it really can eat into your stitching time. Ugh!

Michelle
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AnnieO said...

Cute turkey dishcloth! I had a spool of Aurifil thread that had a wonky wrapped section of the thread--I wound it onto a bobbin and have been using that for handstitching. That thread is expensive!

tubakk said...

A turkey, so fun. I'm impressed when I see people doing pattern on their knitting.

Lyndsey said...

Love the turkey and that red yarn is a fabulous colour. I get my husband to help wind the yarn when it comes as a hank. He does the winding and I hold the yarn. It's so annoying when you end up with a tangle.

Mad Cat Quilts said...

I love all the fall colors in your fall slow stitching! The beak looks fine!

ButterZ said...

I love knitting dishcloths. This site has so many free patterns. If you sign up for the newsletter they send you the free pattern every time it is released
https://daisyandstorm.com/free-knitting-patterns/

JustGail said...

Until you get a swift, do you have a lamp with a cone-ish shaped shade? you can loosen the finial and use that for turning skeins into balls. If the lamp has a harp and finial, not a shade that clips onto the bulb that is.

The Cozy Quilter said...

I really like your turkey! He has personality! I finished off my squirrel cloth this morning. I bought some yarn in a hank and had to wind it into a ball myself...my friend has an amazing spade ice her son made for her which does this for her. If it weren’t for Covid, I would have gone to her house to use it!