Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Teeny Needle Tuesday

Good Morning!

The weather has finally calmed down a bit.  I did hear this morning that a tornado was confirmed the other night in Delaware.  We were lucky and didn't have anything come down (though I have not ventured out into our woods....).  Colin said he had a lot of branches and twigs to pick up and one of his fence rails came down.  Overall not bad considering the strength of the storms.  On my drive this morning I did notice a number of trees (some quite large) that had toppled over in the storm.  And the wind certainly brought in chilly weather!

After such a warm day on Saturday, I'm back to hand knit socks and even a shawl at work today!   My shawl pin is made out of birch wood and is one I bought (I think) several years ago at the Finger Lakes Fiber Festival.

Meanwhile it is TNT (Teeny Needle Tuesday) and here's a shot of Fox Forest from last night:

Another fox - pretty lean -- has joined in the fun.  There are still a few more to be put on the fabric along with a tree or two and some flowers.  And, of course, the alphabet sprinkled throughout the background.  I'm definitely not stitching as fast as I used to...and not as much as I used to either, but I'm pleased with the progress I've made so far.

On the knitting side of things I somehow managed to mess up the Hitchhiker again (and I didn't even take it on Saturday when I met up with Dee - I just knit on plain socks that day).  I think I managed to tink what I needed to last night an am (hopefully) back on track.  I brought the Hitchhiker to work today and am planning to knit some at lunch (maybe...).

How's your week going so far?


  1. Not sure what troubles you are having with the Hitchhiker but there is a trick you can use if you are not counting rows correctly (I have a lot of trouble with that sometimes!). Put a marker between the KF and KB (after one stitch) so that when there are 7 stitches before the marker, it’s time to bind off for the "tooth". On row 8 remove marker, and repeat. I got this tip from another knitter on Ravelry and it has turned this project into auto-knitting for me. Hope this helps.

  2. I use the same marker trick as kayT to count rows on Hitchhikers and find that it works well. That fox is pretty lean; I hope some of the others are a little more well-fed!

  3. The shawl is so pretty on you! I like to have a shawl pin to keep it in place, too! Those little foxes are so sweet-I think you making good progress!

  4. I love those foxes! And your shawl looks beautiful.

    Sometimes I have a Knitting Slump for several days wherein I make mystifying errors on patterns I've knitted without incident for ages. Maybe kayT's trick will help!

  5. Nice shawl pin: I use a wooden cable needle as a shawl pin - the grooves in it hold the shawl in place.

  6. My week’s so far is “quiet” and lovin’ it...your shawl and that pin are gorgeous; sorry you had to “tink” a bit...stitch on and on and on!

  7. My week is going well . . . now that Sunday's snow has melted. (Yeah.) Your shawl is perfect -- love that color on you! -- and the little foxes are coming right along. So cute. Have a great day, Vera!

  8. The shawl is just lovely!!! I love your little foxes. That is such a fun pattern.

  9. I love Fox Forest. So cute.

    Sorry to hear about Hitchhiker. I am finally back to the spot where I had to rip all the way back. Hopefully, we will both make progress this week.

    I even have a teeny needle Tuesday post ON TUESDAY!!!

  10. I love the shawl/pin combo, so pretty.

    And I think your foxes are adorable - though I must admit to thinking foxes are adorable anyway ...

  11. It's been chilly the last few days here, but it's suppose to be summer-like by Thursday!
    Your shawl and pin are lovely and I love those little foxes!

  12. beautiful shawl!! Love your pin too :) We had some tornado activity near by but not me.

  13. I'm glad that you all came through the storms okay. I heard that they were some bad ones. Your shawl pin is lovely and so is your cross stitich. Those fox are so cute! :-)