I think that I really should change my blog name to "Quilting, Knitting and Cardmaking", because I'm definitely spending more time knitting (and crocheting!) than I do making cards lately! It's actually rather funny, because making a card takes far less time than any other project that I do, yet I so rarely get around to making cards lately. This post has a few cards in it though - just so I don't really have to change my blog's name!
But first - my "on the needles" report: I have managed to get quite a bit of knitting done on my sweater / shrug - the sleeves are finished, and I'm now working on the fronts. When they're finished, I still have to pick up and knit the borders all along the front edge from the cast on to the back of the neck, but that will be the end of the knitting. I purchased the button that I'll need for the closure, so the end of this project is in sight! Let's see, that means that I'll only have about 9 knitting projects on the go...
So, the pictures: first, the completed (unblocked) sleeves, and then the start of the fronts. It's interesting that the sleeve stripe pattern doesn't match at all, but the fronts, knitted from the same 2 balls of yarn, are very close! I didn't do anything to try matching the fronts, and I'm SO happy that they'll line up well together.
I mentioned that I had a few cards to post - there are a few birthdays coming up, and my birthday card section is depleted, so I managed to pull together a couple designs (thanks to Pinterest! What would I do without Pinterest?), and these are the cards that resulted:
I just realized that one of these cards was meant to go to a regular reader of my blog, so I just may have to make another card for her - and I'll save one of these for a birthday next week. That sounds like a plan to me!