Friday Arts & Crafts Day Update: December 17, 2021

First up, a little note: note that I’ve changed the title from “Friday Stitch Day” to “Friday Arts & Crafts Day”. I also went back and changed the tags on all these posts, though I left the titles as-is.

Because I’m ramping up work on the web series and that means both less time to knit and stitch and I’ll be starting to spend time making props and sets and whatnot. So… I needed a title to cover more bases.

That said, this week I didn’t make any props or sets and it’s just a small amount of stitching and knitting and some fabric dyeing, but still.

Let’s start with the fabric dyeing, since I usually leave that til the end.

Just 2 pieces of 18-count aida today. Maybe next week I’ll get down to Michael’s and get another haul of 22-count. (I’m almost through my stash of Rit dye bottles, lol… almost…)

Next up, I got some stitching done on the 2018 Santa by Prairie Schooler:

Will I get this one finished by Christmas? Dunno. Maybe.

And I got a couple rows done on the Wassailing Stole by Courtney Spainhower:

I think I mentioned before about having not done the proper provisional cast-on at the beginning and it’s kinda bugging me, though (of course!) at this point I’m not going to just frog everything and start over.

I figure when I get to the end of the current ball of yarn, I’ll grab a second circular needle of the same size and pick up the required stitches on the bottom, then knit the fringe edging so that’s done. The pattern calls for the provisional cast-on and then putting the stitches on waste yarn and doing the fringe edge last after finishing everything else, but there’s no reason I can’t do it sooner.

Of course, on the other hand, if I leave it be for now, I can decide at the end if I want a fringe edge or some other edging, and it also means I wouldn’t be doing any edging at all until the end so I know I do both ends the same and that I have enough yarn left over.

Dunno. We’ll see.