Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Back to the Rotation

Things are starting to settle down here. In two and a half weeks we move into our apartment and the movers should bring our things by July 20. Until then, I'm working my rotation again with the three pieces I have: College, Middle Earf, and Medieval Shelf, with College getting the most attention. I've never worked it in 10 hour rotations before and I'm playing catch-up with my "deadline" schedule (as seen on my left sidebar) so I can finish by Christmas. I'm liking it so far.

Before:


After:



College of Magical Knowledge by James Christensen from Heaven and Earth Designs
Stitching on 25 count antique white evenweave
1 thread over 1 with DMC


I read Theresa's blog at OctoberLace's Stitching and Knitting Notes and discovered something I never knew existed: knit lace. It's beautiful and I want to be able to do it. So I bought some yarn, found some patterns online, and have started practicing. Right now I'm on simple patterns, and I think it's going well. Keep in mind that I'm learning everything from the very beginning. I've been bookmarking youtube videos and reading websites and trying to expand my very minuscule knowledge. Once I feel confident enough in what I'm producing, I'll show you guys but for now, I'm focusing on getting better, and stitching of course!

How nerdy is it that I'm totally excited to be able to stitch my own doilies?

On to Middle Earf!

EDIT: Handsome helpful Boyfriend. Crisis averted.

9 comments:

sharine said...

Not nerdy! It looks cool. College is looking great.

Elisabeth said...

Wow, you just see it rise :) Very nice!

Momma Sunshine~~ said...

That looks awesome. I can't wait to see the finished college! I do have a question about the strings. Do you count every ten blocks and so on for the section you are on? I'd love to learn how to do that! And so not nerdy on the doilies! I wish I could do that too. I'm only good at cross-stitch!

Delphyne said...

Great work on College. :) I just checked out the knit lace. Wow. I've only seen doilies crocheted. I've never seen them knit like that. I can't wait to see what you are able to knit.

Melinda said...

So NOT Nerdy - it is So important to learn new things, for your brain and your confidence. You will inspire some of us to give it a try for sure.

Veronica said...

College is looking wonderful. Well, in my book, nerds are a special breed. I figured it's an honor to be considered one. You should too ^.^

Hugs,
Veronica.

nikkin said...

College looks fantastic! It must be nice to be able to work on it a little more now that you are moved out.
I agree with Veronica, be proud to be a nerd, it means we are special, (and very smart!) can't wait to see some doilies, I don't even own any!

Hugs,
Nikki

Anne said...

Not nerdy at all Ewa!! I love doilies!! Stitching your own would be awesome...think of all the colour options!! Great progress on College!

Mangogirl said...

Gorgeous stitching. its si.great to challenge yourself. the day we stop learning is the day we die.