Thursday, December 8, 2011

Test Stitching

Last year, Debi from Temari Train... of Thought asked for someone to test her instructions for a couple of temari patterns she was working on. I jumped at the chance, and she sent the instructions for this pattern. It was so much fun to stitch!


The biggest problem is that I was asked not to share it until the pattern had been published. For a while it was going to be in a book, but plans have changed, and Debi is publishing these on her blog. Today she talked about this one, so now I can finally show mine. (This picture was taken in July last year.)

This makes me feel like picking up my temari needle and getting to work, but I have Christmas stitching to work on. Hopefully the feeling will not have left by the time I get done with my projects.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Knitting progress

I taught myself to knit entrelac from a book I got out of the library. I made this little kerchief in entrelac, so I didn't have to do any triangles until the final edge. I like how the colors worked on this, and I have enough yarn to make another one like this.


I have a tub o' flowers, getting ready for the hydrangea purse.


The worst thing about the flowers is that when you get done knitting, you have 8 (!) tails to sew in. The knitting is fun, but threading your needle 8 times in a row for each flower gets a little tedious.


I have 28 flowers done, only 17 to go!