I'm progressing very, very slowly on my iris. Getting each thread to lie just right is quite painstaking but I'm pleased with the progress and haven't had to take out too many threads so far. Yeah!
I'm not much of a knitter but I loved the look of this yarn and have started a simple scarf that is only 7 stitches back and forth. It's a nice easy relaxing break from my long/short embroidered iris.
Last year I valiantly tried to learn how to shuttle tat and gave up in despair. I ordered a set of tatting needles from Nordic Needle and very happily figured out how to do the double stitches and picots. Today I tried to tat this simple flower design but obviously I need to figure out how to read tatting patterns next.
It's pretty hard to stitch, knit or tat when this beauty is peering in through the window :)
The male Downy Woodpecker is also a pleasure to watch as he feasts on suet from the suet log.