Cross stitch in progress

Having wrapped up a few knitting and crochet WIPs, I’ve taken out a cross stitch pattern that I haven’t worked on in ages. This time I’m determined to finish it!

Go go Godzilla!

It’s a very silly piece that, when finished, will include a helicopter and the words “May Godzilla destroy this house last.” I bought the pattern on Etsy. It was very reasonable, especially because this is the second one I’m making.

I used to do so much cross stitch in high school and college, but back then patterns were more “country cottage” style, so I eventually stopped, aside from a little project now and then. Now, however, there has emerged a new genre of geeky and subversive patterns that have drawn me in again!

Is there and art or craft form you’ve rediscovered?

Angee socks!

When we first had to shelter in place, and my kids were suddenly with me all day, I definitely felt a lot of stress. I even lost some of my knitting mojo for a bit, and set aside the socks I had been working on in favor of more mindless crochet granny squares.

Well, having finished the big granny square blanket, I finally picked up my Angee socks again, and finished them pretty quickly! I am so pleased with them!

The pattern is Angee by Cookie A. The yarn is Little Skein in the Big Wool House Sock, in the Gotta Give Em Hope colorway. I picked it up at Stitches West in 2019. The rainbow speckles really tickle me, especially now, being stuck at home due to COVID AND fires.

Stay safe!

Done!

Last week I finished my huge granny square blanket! I connected the squares with single crochet with wrong sides together, then finished it off with a few rows of single crochet.

It’s BIG!

In other news, the garden is providing lots of beautiful tomatoes.

Yes, there are also a couple of over-ripe cucumbers! First time gardener issues….

And I’ve discovered this amazing vegan lemon poppyseed donut recipe! It’s from veganricha, who I follow on Instagram. She has fantastic recipes!

That’s all for now, but I’ve been doing lots of creating, so I’ll be back soon!