Saturday, August 31, 2013

Theme-a-licious Airborne August Wrap Up



This month wasn't that productive for me overall...work was EXTREMELY stressful and I was trying to get ready for our big trip to London. I did manage some more on Dancer (a flying reindeer):
 
Poor gal. Right now she looks like she resides in Sleepy Hollow.

I also started the next Cookie A Sock Club sock which refuses to be photographed well...
 
The color is not so Grover/Cookie Monster in real life, and I'm afraid you can't see the lace at all. It'll show up much better once it's on my snowy-white legs. =) I am once again tying a knitting project back to flying in an airplane to fit with this month's theme. The design is "Istanbul" (not Constantinople...sorry...I'm genetically incapable of saying "Istanbul" without adding "not Constantinople"), and we visited that great city (by airplane) a few years ago. Not that I ever got around to blogging about it!!

I'm afraid I did no more on an ornament this month than think about which one I'd stitch!!

Now it's time to dip our toes into...



Sampler September
Whether you're stitching the alphabet over and over (and over), starting your own band (sampler), or marking some spots, this is your month!

Ornament Theme
verse

Now, don't write this one off if you're not a sampler junkie. Why not "sample" a new stitch or the work of a new-to-you designer? As for me, I'll be working on the long-neglected Toccata I! I think I have a few lovely ornaments with verses on them...some with lines from Christmas carols...it'll just be a matter of seeing which of them jumps into my hands.



So how did your Airborne August go? Did your needle fly, or was it difficult to get any projects off the ground? Please add your link below (to your wrap up post), and visit some other Themers if you can (everyone loves comments and encouragement!) We'll check-in on September 15th to we'll see how you're progressing!


9 comments:

♥ Nia said...

Hahaha even without a head, your reindeer is looking lovely :)

cucki said...

Aww sweet reindeer :)
Huge hugs x

Shirlee said...

Your socks & headless Dancer are both looking great thus far : ) And thank you for putting that old "Istanbul not Constantinople" song in my head. I'll be hearing that all day ... lol!

Andrea Holme said...

My update is up! Thanks for this theme, it was definitely the push I needed to make real progress on my HAED - my fairy has WINGS now!!!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Thanks for the song!!

And the No-eyed-deer LOL

Gracey is not my name.... said...

I just saw your blog name on a sidebar and had to click over...and then I checked you out on Ravelry and you are not in Nerd Wars!!! You should come check us out...I'm co-captain of Stargate Command, but there over 30 different themed teams (even Big Bang) It's a ton of fun! The tournament just ended, so next one begins in October, signups later in September..

Karoline said...

Nice progress on dancer and I reckon that wool is tardis blue so it's bang on theme

Katie said...

I really like your socks! I have been wanting to learn how to knit socks for a while. Maybe something to tackle for No-Xs November. :-)

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Dancer is going to be really cute (heck, he's cute already, even without a head!) and your socks look beautiful. I'm contemplating a sock class sometime in the near future, too.

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