Friday, February 27, 2009

Revived UFO and one new technique

Once I started combining the internet with my stitching, I seem to have switched to only doing smalls. It started when I joined a lot of exchanges, and then it just seemed like more fun to get things finished quickly. So I have one neglected larger piece that was in progress at that time and has since fallen by the wayside into UFO-land. I picked it up recently and discovered that I really do like working on it, although I doubt that I would start something like it today. The stitching at the bottom with the bunnies is the latest addition. This is "Countryside Spring" from the Stoney Creek Magazine, April 2005. Its on 18 count Aida from Silkweaver.com (the first piece of hand-dyed fabric I ever bought!). It's clickable for more detail.



Once the knitting needles had been fired up, I couldn't put them down either. So I tried a new technique, knitting with double-pointed needles. I made a ton of errors in this dishcloth, and I can barely recognize some of the petals in the Double Flower pattern I used. I probably should have chosen something simpler to practice on, but this was the design that appealed to me. It kind of reminds me of a white pizza!

16 comments:

Wendy said...

Ooh I love your progress! It looks so great! Good thing you picked it up again! I'm looking forward to see the rest of it.

Kirsten said...

Your UFO is lovely!
I hope you can finish it bit by bit.
The white pizza doesn't look that bad on the photo.

Miss 376 said...

What a beautiful piece of stitcing and I love the dishcloth

tintocktap said...

Love your dish cloth - I've never been brave enough to try DPNs!

Daffycat said...

What a gorgeous piece! I'm glad you hauled it out for a bit of progress. All the animals and details are fabulous!

Olenka's Stitches said...

Wow! "Countryside Spring"is so lovely! Can't wait to see more.
This year I decided not to participate in any exchanges and stitch what I want.

Ranae said...

oh! I love that WIP it has such extreme detail. Keep it going, stitch by stitch it will get finished, lol
pretty dishcloth

Rachel S said...

Beautiful WIP and that finish!

Pumpkin said...

Your UFO is amazing! SC always comes out with such lovely pieces. I hope you will finish this one :o)

Your dishcloth is adorable! I don't see anything wrong with it. It's always good to try something new ;o)

umintsuru said...

Hi Annie,
Thought I would visit you this Sunday. I see you have been busy. Dyed aida, so that is how you got that effect. It is such a lovely piece. Love bunnies! The whole thing reminds me of a painting in progress. I love knitting too. Have been tatting too much and have not picked up the knitting needles for ages.
Wendy

Mylene said...

Countryside Spring is a beautiful piece, looking forward to see more updates of it. Lovely dishcloth.

Sandra said...

Stunning piece Annie! Love it!

I can only do stockinette and garther stitch in two shapes; squares and rectangles! LOL Your white pizza looks wonderful!

patternnuts said...

Gorgeous works Annie! Wow!

mbroider said...

The CountrySide Spring work is awesome. Keep it up!!

Knit and Crochet Pattern Chat said...

Annie,

Could you go join my favors again? I changed my URL and need you to do it on my new Blog. Thanks so much. Formerly Artsandcraftsdotcom.blogspot.com and NOW: knitandcrochetpatternchat.blogspot.com HEy, thank you so much. You need to change my URL in your favorites, too. So sorry for the extra work and doing it this way. Kathy

sherrya said...

I know you posted this a long time ago, but is that double flower pattern for a circular knitted dishcloth available on the internet? It is QUITE stunning!
I'm really enjoying going through your blog - started looking for tatting but was enthralled by your beautiful, prolific cross stitch work and also enjoy the knitted neck warmers and dishcloths!
Thanks for your reply!
~Sher