I have been a faithful participant in Ginny’s Yarn Along, but all good things much come to an end. And, so it is with Yarn Along. So, what do you do when reading and knitting are major a major theme for your blog (and, quite frankly, your life?) Maybe you think creatively and determine to make a new spot for those who have the same theme in their life?
And, that is exactly what I did; Welcome to Unraveled Wednesday’s!
I think this is something we all do rather well – in both knitting and reading. And, while unraveling a book might be less painless than unraveling your knitting – it is necessary occasionally.
I hope you will join me on Wednesdays and unravel the stories you are reading and share your crafting inspiration – knitting, crochet, spinning, sewing, quilting, weaving, drawing, etc.
This week my reading was stellar – I finished A Rule Against Murder by Louise Penny. This is the fourth Inspector Gamache novel I have read, and like others have said before me, this book did not disappoint at all. My love for Armande Gamache grows with each book. I gave it 5 stars and cannot wait to read book five. What’s next? Last year I read and loved Derek Miller’s Norwegian by Night and am looking forward to his new book – The Girl in Green. It is up next in my reading queue.
Knitting is progressing, albeit slowly. However, today I am sharing my stitching pieces from January and February, and March to date – they have yet to be washed or blocked (I don’t know if this is something I am supposed to do or not, research is in process…) I have just a few more days of stitching in March and I am pleased with how this turned out. I have some wonderful ideas for April as well as some lovely fabric swatches that I am going to incorporate. And, I am so excited to begin using lighter colors in my stitching!
I am really pleased with how January and February have turned out. If you are interested in learning more about my stitching process, I post my daily stitching on Instagram, please feel free to follow me there! And, if you want to get started on your own stitching journey – I would be happy to share with you the process I am using, and I would encourage you to get a copy of Claire Wellesley-Smith’s Slow Stitch book. It is the best starting point and gives great ideas and inspiration!
That is all I have for today – if you would like to join me, please add your blog link below:
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Your stitching is absolutely stunning! I love how you do a bit each day, and it grows into something so cohesive and beautiful at the end of the month. Do you have a vision of the whole thing when you start, or do you let each day’s stitches unfold as they want to?
I didn’t write my post today specifically for your Unraveled Wednesdays, but it is about knitting so I’m going to add my link and be joining you on Wednesdays. I had just decided to join Yarn Along when it came to an end, so I thank you for this new venture!
Oh Kat! Amazing, beautiful stitching. I love it. Thank you so much for sharing (especially since I don’t go on IG). I’m so tempted to join, but…time…never enough of that.
Love your idea for Unraveled Wednesdays…will plan to link up in the future. Glad you are starting this!
PS Don’t you want to go live in Three Pines? The Bistro would be the perfect spot to sit and knit or stitch with friends.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful stitching! Each month is unique and your stitching is creative and fun! If you are interested I can give you my suggestions for caring for your needlework. Your Unraveled Wednesdays will be great. Thank you for a creating new idea!
Great idea for Wednesdays. I may join you some times. I love your stitching, it’s really beautiful.
I guess in order to unravel one has to ravel, first! Right?
Delighted that you are offering this up! Will definitely join in (from time to time )… The stitching is indeed beautiful and an inspiration to us all…
Do you have any other meme ideas up your sleeve?
Oh I love this idea, and will likely join you next week, as I am woefully unprepared (and out of time) this week!
Your stitching pieces are so lovely! I might have to try something like that next year, I could use the practice making stitches with something other than knitting needles.
You stitch work is beautiful, thank you for stitch book recommendation.
Kat, your stitching is just stunning! I LOVE it! (And . . . as I’ve said before . . . having seen it “live and in person,” I can attest that it is even more lovely in real life!) Great idea for Wednesday posts. I will definitely join in from time to time! XO
Your stitching samplers are just beautiful — and really have an impact when you see the full piece instead of just a small portion stitched on a particular day! Are you going to put them all together in a quilt or wall hanging or something when you’re done?
Wow, wow, wow! That’s all I have to say! 🙂 (And that Unraveled idea is great!)
Thank you for showing the entire stitched piece — I have been yearning to see that for WEEKS!
Oh, Kat, that is some amazing work! It’s just gorgeous. I absolutely love January — there’s something ’30s-40s about it, makes me think of aprons and other needlework of my grandmothers’. I tried to get Slow Stitch from the library but it’s not in the system… I think that’s going on the top of my Mother’s Day Wish List! Must have!!
Thank you so much for hosting another Wednesday gathering – I hope to participate on a more regular basis (because goodness knows there is plenty of knitting and reading going on in my life!) It’s a real treat to see your monthly stitching pieces – the whole of them – the daily glimpses are a highlight in my IG feed, but I have a hard time seeing how the pieces make up the whole. They are quite simply, stunning. (and again, thank you so much for sharing the practice with me – it’s the best thing I’ve done for my daily life in a while!)