Frances Eden by Handwork Samplers
40ct Vintage Examplar linen
DMC threads called for
I forgot all about the line of over one at the bottom while I was stitching. I was thinking "just this one motif left and I'll be done!" And then it hit me like a rock over the head. Agh! That over one line!!!! ARRRGGGHHH!!!!!
But it's done.
See? Here's the end of the line to prove it.
Why does over one have to take so much longer than anything else? Ah well. A&E and the angels were cheering me on.
Oh, and no, I didn't rip out the FE initials and redo them in eyelet stitch. I suppose I still might. But when both Laurie and Siobhan said they'd done theirs in straight cross stitch -- well, that was enough for me!
The other finish I have is that little knitting project I showed you last time. It's a very simple 1x1 rib knit blanket -- or more of a throw actually. Here's Mia modeling the throw very nicely.
It came out narrower than I would have liked, but I also haven't blocked it yet. (Blocking advice anyone?) I've never blocked anything in my life, believe it or not. I've even finished a sweater or two. Weird, huh? Anyway, I used this amazing (and ridiculously expensive) yarn called Pixie Dust from Knit Collage. I don't normally splurge on yarn like this, but for some reason I did with this. (Sorry, father type!) I did manage to get a bit of a discount on it, but only a bit.
Mia has a morbid fascination for this throw/yarn. While I was knitting it, she was bent on eating some of the yarn. (Not a good thing since that's what caused her emergency visit to the vet when she was a wee thing.) After the throw was done, she was still attempting to nip pieces of the yarn off the blanket. Recently, she's taken to sleeping near/on it. And just now while I was typing this post, she did her kneading behavior on it! I guess she loves it now. lol!
Well, it's raining outside -- hopefully melting more of that snow that's still out there covering most of the ground. I consider that a good excuse to stay inside and stitch. Only problem is -- what to stitch next? Hmmmmmmmm..........
Well, this is what Mia is doing anyway.
Looks like a good thing to do to me!
Thanks for stopping by and saying hi! I always enjoy our visits. Have a great week, everyone! Here's hoping Spring is here and we've seen the last of that other S word. :D