Wednesday, 24 October 2007

Busy, busy

I have been busy lately (as the title suggests).

I'm currently working on a picture cloth of a Christmas Ornament from Harvest Moon Designs in Bernat's red Holiday Sparkle. I have mixed feelings about the yarn; although it is looking nice, it is difficult to work with because the metal thread separates easily from the yarn. To me, it is the same as the difficulty faced with cross-stitching with metallic thread.

I have finished Rachel van Schie's knitting freebie, "Quilted Hearts Dishcloth". I love how it looks in Ivory:


Since my last post I have also since knitted up a skull and crossbones design based on the simple chart from http://www.toysaregoodfood.com/. I did mine in just one colour (black) using just knit and purl stitches. It has proven a challenge to photograph, so I will post a pic when I'm satisfied with the results of my camera. It is a very small cloth - something like 3" x 5 1/2" - and cute, if you could say that about skull and crossbones...!

I also went nuts yesterday and have created a few more designs. I would like to cross-stitch and knit them up myself before posting them as freebies, but we'll see. Stay tuned.

1 comment:

Alice from Illinois said...

Excellent work Val. Alice in Illinois 9IN THE MIDDLE OF A SNOWSTORM, Sat. Dec 1, 5:05 PM