Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Variety Is The Spice Of Life


Well, the jacket is all stitched up, and second time around, the right seams have been stitched together. All we need now are some buttons.

Today was a day of doing craft items with the children, so with D, I spent two separate hours doing knitting and cross stitch.

I was able to concentrate on J's jumper today, so have managed about 11 inches of 16 before armhole shaping on the back. I'll take a photo tomorrow to show how the self patterning yarn is knitting up. I am really looking forward to doing the front with the cable pattern.

I spent an hour doing my Clarice Cliffe cross stich. It was quite frustrating to find I had made a mistake on the tree trunk, but as I would have to undo quite a bit of stitching, I am going to work around it. Call it personalisation! Maybe I shouldn't stitch in the early hours of the morning.

4 comments:

LittleBerry said...

thanks for visiting my blog and more so for leaving a comment :o)

Yes the falkland is lovely to spin but think the resulting yarn isn't going to work for my stole... so a bit overdying may be in order at someppoint in the future...

Your little cardigan is lovely... and is that moss stitch round the bottom, I love moss titch and it's resulting texture...

loulee1 said...

Don't worry about a litle personalisation, in all my years of cross stitching I've never compleated a project without at least one tiny mistake!
I know some women who make a 'mistake' on purpose, they say it's lucky.

Karan said...

The jacket is so sweet - it really is a lovely set.
LOL, I've got quite a few personalised stitched items - more often than not no one knows unless you point it out to them. :0)

stitch.tac.sew said...

what a beautiful piece! Thank you for saying hello, I look forward to following you work.