Greetings Unravelers and Happy Wednesday!
I have completed the first quarter of my Temperature Embroidery! This project is simply delightful and March had some days with very close high and low temperatures…which made for some interesting wheels! And I am looking forward to changing April temperatures to see what new colors will be introduced this month!
And with days to spare, I have a completed Easter Gnome! Gnormanda and her delightful assistant, Gnibbles! Gnibbles gathers the eggs and Gnormanda does the dying! I am happy with how she turned out… I tweaked the pattern a bit, giving her short sleeves with matching ruffles on each one. And I modified the nose instructions to create some gnome-sized eggs! Gnibbles was based on this (free) pattern and I used one strand of Miss Babs Yummy 2-ply and one strand of KSH. The “ear bend” was achieved with a plastic twist tie… it worked perfectly, especially since the ears are knit flat and seamed. It sounds fussier than it was, the bunny pattern is well written.
I am still knitting Pi-Sock Two… but have reached the toe decreases…so it will be completed soon! Good thing because I have another pattern ready to cut out!
The reading this week though, it is all so engaging! I continue to be submersed in An Immense World by Ed Yong. It is so fascinating and I am almost done with it (I will finish it today) and at night I am reading The Covenant of Water. I am about half way through and have very mixed feelings about it but I will forge on.
I am also reading an actual book… In Memory of Memory… which started off a bit slowly, but I have settled in with it nicely. It is beautiful writing and a very thought provoking story as a niece goes through her deceased aunt’s apartment, which is full of so many things… each stirs a memory. There are some memories that are wonderful, others that… well, are not so wonderful, but perhaps those memories are the most significant. I am almost done… and then I will begin a book that recently came on my radar thanks to NPR’s Book of The Day review of Beaverland!
And that is all I have for today, what about you? What are you happy you finished this week … either a project or a book?
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Gnormanda and Gnibbles are just perfection! Is it wrong for me to say that I think your gnomes are better than the original patterns? You always add such amazing touches.
You are going to need to use some warm colors on your embroidery project today!
There is talk of turning on the AC. It is freakish!
Oh, Kat! That bunny! It is so, so very cute — and a perfect assistant for Gnormanda. XO
I continue plodding on with Covenant of Water. I’ve got slightly less than 100 pages to go . . . and since it’s to be stormy here all day, I may even get a chance to finish it.
Oh. . . how could I forget to tell you . . . that I ADORE your temperature stitching. ADORE. I am a total sucker for “grids” of any type, for starters. But I also think this is going to make a fabulous temperature project. I can’t wait to see it unfold! XO
Gnormanda continues to delight, so great to see her finished!
I do love your temperature embroidery! It’s both beautiful and informational. Gnormanda and Gnibbles are just fun, and I do like that Gnormanda has short sleeves. It was warm here yesterday and will be warm again tomorrow. I have put Beaverland on my list; I don’t know much about those weird rodents but the premise sounds interesting. You are farther than I am in Covenant of Water, so I wonder what’s coming? Uh-oh!
OMG!!!! I absolutely LOVE Gnormanda and Gnibbles. They are simply wonderful Kat! I figured there might be eggs with an Easter Gnome, but I had not thought of a bunny assistant. So freakin’ cute! And your temperature piece is gorgeous. What will you do with it when finished? It might make a really pretty pillow…or be framed for wall art. Je ne sais pas, but I like it a lot. “Beaverland” looks really interesting to me and reminds me that when I was growing up and hiking in the Green Mountains with my family, my little brother used to say that when he grew up he wanted to be “a chemical just like Dad [my Dad was a chemist] OR a Beader (how he said Beaver) on Camel’s Hump (a mountain in VT). LOL
that temperature embroidery is quite nifty! I love the colors and the design. Easter gnomes!
Oh my god, Kat!! I am completely in love with your embroidery project… LOVE!! And then the scroll down to the cutest little bunny ever! So good.
Your temperature project is gorgeous! And it looks really manageable and not so overwhelming as a blanket project. I hope you’ll continue to share your process around that. And! Gnormanda and Gnibbles are adorable!!
Gnormanda and Gnibbles are darling. Of course an Easter gnome requires a bunny assistant. Your adaptation of the bunny pattern is much cuter than the ones on the project page. The temperature project is beautiful. Have a good weekend.
I am in love with your Temperature Embroidery project! And don’t get me started about your gnomes — they are always so cute. Those eggs are just perfect.
I’m happy to hear that things are warming up for you all, but I hope it’s not warming up TOO quickly! yikes!!
Aren’t they both just so adorable. Love them both. Happy Easter,