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13 August 2013
I attempted to make the original into a card with so-so results. Apparently there are cards made specifically for this, so you don't have to spend 30 minutes with a ruler, pencil, and scissors to get the window made. Despite reading that double-sided tape was the key, I forgot that I had some and just kind of MacGuyvered it.
Anyhoodle, I like how it turned out! My current cross stitch project is Pinkie Pie from My Little Pony. She is all pink, and it took *ages* to find the right pinks.
08 August 2013
It took a few hours to complete, and I am in love with the result! I don't have a plan for the piece, so I cut it into a rectangle and pulled some of the Aida strands off.
The pattern is now for sale in my Etsy Shop! I'm going to be putting patterns into my shop for the first time. It's cool because there is no shipping to deal with; someone buys the pattern and it is immediately sent to their email.
Next up: Another LSP cross stitch!
06 August 2013
|Current progress of portraits. Will it ever end?|
Let's take a break here and talk about math. There are 12,025 stitches in this pattern. That little blob? About 75. Which is just 1/160th, or 0.6%, of the entire pattern. I probably should have thought more about the time needed to complete this piece... it was supposed to be a Father's Day present. Oops.
There are 7 colors of thread in this piece. When I first went to pick out the colors, I had a list from the KG-Chart program's generated pattern. After picking up all the colors, I noticed that I had some blues and some purples in my hand, all mixed together. Not a smooth gradient! So I used my Color Sense (thanks, Mom!) to pick out my own gradient. Now I know that KG-Chart doesn't have super accurate colors. Or that my computer monitor is extremely off.
Well, I'm going to go watch My Little Pony and stitch some more. (Don't knock it 'til you try it--it's a charming, funny show.)
28 February 2013
In just one week, I knit a whole sock! Considering that the last two pairs I made took 5 months and almost a year, this is great progress!
Really, though, knitting is all about momentum: if you put that project down for too long, it probably will stay a WIP for a looooong time. (Maybe I should say "I"...some knitters are made of stronger stuff than I and can have tons of projects going at once and finish then all in a reasonable amount if time.)
Anyhoodle, tip for everyone: make sure to double check foot size of the person you are making socks for! I had to tear out the toe and add an inch to the foot because I was making the sock to fit my feet. And they aren't meant for me.