vrijdag 24 mei 2013
Some Knitting and Some Embroidery
As for knitting, I was sort of in between projects, so I have mainly been knitting on socks recently.
In the meantime I was trying to figure out if it was possible to knit a chevron shawl in the way that I envisioned it in my head. Well, it took some trying and ripping out, but then I finally figured out how to do it, and I have started knitting a Simple Chevron Shawl out of cotton yarn from my stash.
I like the way that it's turning out, and it uses up quite a bit of stash yarn, which is good too.
As for embroidery, somebody recently asked me if I had already finished my Emily Peacock Tapestry 'Mexican Tree of Life' cushion. Well, ehm, no I haven't actually... In the winter I usually don't do a lot of embroidery, but now that spring is here (sort of) and there is more daylight, I have taken it up again.
At the moment I am alternating between two embroidery projects.
The first project is the small table cloth that I bought during our summer holiday in Cochem (Germany) last year and that I keep in a nice project bag bought at Jansje.
My second embroidery project is my Mexican Tree of Life. I'm trying to finish the table cloth first, so that I can start using it. But I absolutely love how the Mexican Tree of Life is turning out, so I think I will officially turn this into my Summer of 2013 Project. I'm hoping to be able to show you some progress here soon, and then hopefully at the end of the Summer I will be able to show you a very bright and cheerful Mexican Tree of Life cushion!