I had a small surgery last Friday and I am still recovering from it (taking a lot of pain killers and antibiotics) and so stitching has been a bit chaotic since Friday and I am late for WIPocalypse. I am a few days off (like 2) with my rotation, but plan to be back on track in a week or so.
This months question is about our favorite stitch - up to now I am only doing patterns featuring full or half crosses. Now and then I do a few french knots or some back stitching, but I wouldn't say that I have a favorite speciality stitch or so.
As for this months progress - I have lot's to show because I was so bad at blogging this month.
The first thing I want to show is my new start - which is also my first Golden Kite project!
It's called "Crossing the Stream" and it's huge - 990 by 707 stitches (funny thing, I was about to start this and I was sure it was 770 stitches high, so I panicked because of cause I thought that I had cut the fabric to small - and I didn't have any other fabric big enough... Well, in the end I noticed that the pattern was only 707 high, so I have a nice 3-inch-border left!). I am stitching this on 32ct murano evenweave in platin.
This is what the pattern is going to look like:
And here is what I did so far:
The pages on Golden Kite patterns are smaller than the Haed large format - they are 50x66 stitches (so 3300) and this means the pattern has 220 pages, oh my! But I already stitched most of page one (the end of the feathering is the end of page 1) and I did 3417 stitches. This was really fun and I think it looks great already =)
The second week was again dedicated to Kreimhild, I managed to catch up and got from here:
Next up in my rotation (and this is where I began to screw it up) was Yule Angel by Anne Stokes. I was so close to finishing the first row of pages, I just couldn't stop! So I added an additional day to my week (I was only some 300 stitches short). So I went from here:
Right now I am working on my Map of Middle Earth and change projects again tomorrow. I'm going to take out my Sheep in the Meadow with the intention of finishing it =)
I also continued to stitch on QS Trapped for the Haed challenge - I am 300 stitches behind on this but I think it's not a big problem. I thill have 7 weeks for 2700 stitches. I went from here:
I can only say that I am more than happy with my progress for February, but maybe I will slow down a bit in March. I didn't work on the Cloudsfactory SAL this month, but I will pick it up this week and try and finish the block for February on it.
Anyway, that's all I have to far and I hope to be back in a few days with a finish on Sheep in the Meadow (and some new stash I bought).
Happy stitching! =)