My double crafting life continues. From my cross-stitch side, this is "Night Light", a sampler pattern from Bent Creek, using hand-dyed thread from Weeks Dye Works. Chicago has a terrific cross-stitch pattern and supply store, called, oddly enough, The Cross Stitch Place (6154 W. Higgins).
Knit-wise, here is an almost-completed flower bib from One Skein, knit with Knit Picks Cotton Shine. It just needs an i-cord tie. This pattern was my first short-row project, and it turned out to be trickier than I had imagined to keep track of where I was in the pattern, and to remember to pick up the wraps on the next row. I'm excited that it is turning out to closely resemble the bib in the book.
In addition to knitting, I enjoy cross-stitch, and yes, most available patterns are very twee.
I had worked all but the little stars on my sampler above a long time ago. I found it when cleaning out my craft drawer, and quickly finished it this afternoon. It needs to be pressed and framed, and I think it will be fun for a child's room. I have one more alphabet sampler that is almost complete, and I should finish it this weekend.
*the title of this post is courtesy of my sister Rebecca, who invented the term in reference to herself. She quilts and knits.*
You scored as Elinor Dashwood. As Marianne's older sister, Elinor lives at the other end of the emotional spectrum. She rarely reveals her intense feelings and is more concerned with being honest and loyal than having what she deserves. Even though her intentions are pure, she sets herself up for loss by constantly placing other people before her own needs. Overall, Elinor is gentle and rational but is just as capable of radical emotions (despite her withholding them) as her sister.