Annette's Acre

Stitching, knitting, reading, life…whatever catches my eye
December 16th, 2012

TUSAL – December 2012

This month’s pic:

Top layer is from Stars for a New Millennium (lying behind there) and the layer below is the recently finished Winter Wonderland.

Here’s the full amount for 2012.

Definitely a full stitching year 🙂

November 14th, 2012

November TUSAL

A nice ort collection and progress on Lilac… not a bad update 🙂

October 19th, 2012

Totally Useless StitchAlong (TUSAL) – October

September 21st, 2012


Late again….geez!


Posed with today’s polish colors 😉

September 1st, 2012

Hello?? (TUSAL, et al)

Yikes.  August kind of got away from me!  It was definitely a busy month and I’ve got a few things to share….

First up, the monthly TUSAL post:

There’s a mix of yarn (keep reading for the project pics), floss and some “guest” orts from a weekend “Soiree.”

I had two knitting finishes in August.  First is a red scarf that is now living on the east coast and will keep a bear named Matthias warm this winter.  I fully expect his owner to “borrow” regularly (or I certainly wouldn’t have put in the time to make it… LOL).

It’s Yarn Harlot’s One Row Scarf using Lion Brand Tweed in Red on #10 needles.  This is a great pattern for both solid and dyed/patterned yarns.  I think I’ve made at least six versions with different weights/needles.

The second knitting finish is a Multnomah-inspired Shawl.  This was my third Camp Loopy finish for the summer and just in the nick of time as I cast off on the 26th and the deadline was the 27th!

It is purple and oyster grey using Loopy Ewe Solid Series.  I made the garter stitch section larger (the purple) to use up one full skein and enough of a second to get to an appropriate number of stitches to start the feather/fan repeat in grey.  One full skein of grey and a final thin garter border in purple to meet the 500 yard requirement for the project.  It’s my first true lacy shawl and I really like how it came out 🙂

I hav also been stitching a bit.  I spent the third weekend in August at a Sampler Soiree put on by my LNS, Attic Needlework.  Three days of food, fun and new projects with great gals (and one gentleman).  The centerpiece project is a box.  We covered the box (with Attic’s signature tissue paper), made the insert and added ribbon as part of the class Sunday morning.  The stitched piece will be added to the top…. I may actually finish that this weekend.  Only the partial line of verse to finish and then “To the Ladies” to add above:

It was a great project!  There’s a small monogram design to stitch for inside the top to put  on the finishing touches.

I managed to complete one other small project – a simple sampler on perforated paper:

We received a small piece of sampler print material for the back so one of these days I’ll get it finish-finished.

I also finished a wool pocket for a Lucet and learned how to braid using the tool.  I’ll catch a pic of that next time…

I’ve got three more projects from the weekend to do and yes, this non-sampler person will be doing them all.  LOL.  If you’d like to see pictures of the other projects, check out the Attic newsletter from last week found here (link to a PDF).  The pics from the weekend start on Page 4 and you may spot me in one of them 🙂

I’m sure you can see how August got away from me for blogging!

July 22nd, 2012

TUSAL with Puppy


My July TUSAL photo, Greta (that has a grooming appt next week) and my current WIP (Tribal Penguin).

June 20th, 2012

TUSAL – June 2012

It’s that time of the month…

Another good amount in spite of life’s craziness.

I’m off for a few days… see you when I get back!

May 20th, 2012

TUSAL – May 2012


Considering I was out of town for a week…this isn’t too bad!

April 23rd, 2012

TUSAL – April 2012

March 23rd, 2012

TUSAL March 2012


Here we have this month’s TUSAL and I am the first to admit that I am totally shocked at how full the glass is for this month with everything that’s been going on in the house! Granted, I did finish a Mill Hill kit and the leftovers got dumped into the glass but that’s still about half of the contents.

The purple fuzz on the top is the frogging of Dragon Ride’s border. I am happier with the brownish border so far. I expect I will be even more happier when I get the gold replaced.

House pictures will be coming this weekend 🙂