Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Cassie says we need a cat




























You can't see it in the photo, but the copper variegated wool has a strand of glitter that is really cool. The wool is intended for socks. It's a superwash wool with a little nylon. Loops & Threads Pizzazz. I don't think I'd like socks made from it, because it's a little scratchy, but it's very nice for embroidery.

This is the 6th square for the baby blanket. Only 6 left to go. And I have 6 more sketches made. That means each of the 12 squares will have a different design. Since I'm learning as I go, and the piece is evolving because of that, this square uses a new (for me) stitch.... a chain stitch. It distorts the knitted ground less than the satin stitch. A nice addition to my repertoire.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A reluctant mouse

Square #4 of the baby blanket features a little mouse. The first time I stitched him, he was a little ... lumpy? The fabric was pretty stiff. :(



Stitching him in the worsted weight Cascade 220 Superwash didn't work so well. I really needed a lighter weight yarn. I split the 4 plies and tried stitching with just 2.



Much better.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Slurpy Dog

Square #3.



Inspired by Duke. He may be long gone, but he still pops up from time to time. Never to be forgotten.


Thursday, April 9, 2015

More of the same



I can't get enough of that dusky pink/coral and green combination. Also, if you look closely, you'll see the 2nd square for the baby blanket is finished.



A chick. I'm lovin' how the squared circle is making frames on each square. Uhhh....now that I see it on the monitor, I think it may need just one more leaf...

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Today in a photo



The pellet stove is blazing, and the tulips my sister-in-law and brother brought for Easter are just starting to bloom. Beautiful shades of green and coral that lift the spirits. A couple of good books on my Kobo. Cassie sleeping. Today in the Kingdom.