Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Work in Progress Wednesday 195

Hi everyone. I hope you had a great weekend. We had a relaxing Saturday and on Sunday went to Disneyland and California Adventure a few hours. That's always fun.

The fires here in San Diego were intense last week, but luckily the weather has changed and really helped get them under control. It was 106 degrees on Thursday, about 35+ degrees hotter than our average. We're back down to 70F already, which is crazy but welcomed. our thoughts are with all the family who lost homes and businesses.

I've had some time to do some knitting and cross stitching due to the extreme heat last week.

This is the hat I started last week. The pattern is Sockhead, which is free on Ravelry. As I think I mentioned last week, I went with 136 sts instead of 144 and am using a US 2 needle. I'm using Black Market Wool The Milo Twist in No Use For a Name.

I started this cross stitch awhile back for my husband but am getting to it again. I love working on cross stitch. It's such a different kind of relaxing vs knitting. I hope to finish this soon, as my husband is back on overtime for the next four weeks. Lots of time to craft!

That's it for me today. I hope you all have a great rest of the week!

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  1. That heat sounds very oppressive. I can't imagine. We're unseasonably cold in Toronto and are wishing for warmer weather. I guess that's global warming - crazy extremes and unpredictability!

  2. I have a cross-stitch that I started about 6 years ago and still haven't finished. I always seem to make a mistake and then I get discouraged and don't finish it. I really should get back to it as it was for my little one with his birth date and such. :) Yours looks lovely!

  3. I love that cross stitch. My next obsession :)

  4. I'm glad you weren't too terribly affected by the fires! We've had some insane weather here too, but it looks like it's starting to level out - at least I hope so!

  5. Cross stitch, fun! So far that's one craft I've been able to resist. Which is good, because I so do not have time! Maybe after I start sewing...