I stitched this for Grammie for christmas. I gave it to her early so she could hang it up now and enjoy it all winter. It is stitched with wool yarn and silk thread. I was so thrilled to get this book, Wool Stitch, from Mariko. She got it for me in Japan and it's been an endless source of inspiration. I love the combination of wool yarn with the silk or cotton thread in the same color. This was also thrilling because it all came from my stash, no purchases needed, even the frame. I have all kinds of ideas and sketches to stitch and what's so great about this, with the yarn, is it's pretty fast as needlework projects go, making it reasonable for gifts.
- I find myself spending a lot of time looking at pencil blogs. Blogs about pencils. There are so many! And then all the ones about pens, which are different. There are a few blogs about both, which is handy.
- And also knitting blogs. I'm very excited by Yokes, a new book by Kate Davies. Wow, the sweaters are amazing. I love her color combinations.
- I got a burst of energy last night and cleaned off my desk in anticipation of the arrival of this adorable Moleskine 2015 Volant Color-a-Month daily planner box set. It's a box with 12 little planners tucked inside, a different color for each month. I can't wait for January to start! I might have to get some new pencils. And pens. Because I don't like to play favorites.