Thursday, July 12, 2012

Jumping in at the deep end!

I have been working on my little ice-cream design, but I really don't have much to show! It's been one disaster after another....and all my fault! First of all, I started stitching late one evening while keeping one eye on some movie that the rest of the family was watching. Not a good idea. In the morning when I looked at the stitching, I realized that I had been stitching with the wrong colour! How on earth I didn't notice it at the time,  I have no idea. So after unpicking (everyone's least favourite task) I started again - this time double checking that it was the right colour.  After almost completing a whole ice-cream cone , I realized that I had started stitching the design one square too high!!! Uggh. More unpicking! So after starting at the right spot with the right colour, here's how it looks now....



So I was feeling a bit better about the design until I looked at Cross Stitcher magazine's website and saw that they had an ice cream cone design in the magazine this month! Grrr.

So feeling a bit deflated, I decided it was time to try something new.....knitting.

Off I toddled to the local library where I discovered they had a huge selection of knitting books. Knitting seems to be the 'in' thing just now. So I took out a book about Victorian lace knitting....hence the 'jumping in at the deep end' title! It looks awesome....but complicated. So realizing I have to take baby steps, I started making a scarf (got to start somewhere!)

So this is what I bought on Tuesday....



and this is how it looks now....


The yarn or wool (not sure what it should be called) is really fancy and knits up looking like lace. There's only six stitches on the needles!

Here's a close up...


Isn't that fantastic? I can see me making some more of these as Christmas gifts.

So until next time, (when normal, stitchy service will be resumed) happy stitching!

Rhona


10 comments:

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Your ice cream piece is darling! So sorry it gave you such fits. Your scarf is beautiful!

mdgtjulie said...

Very pretty Rhona. It does look very nice, and lacy. I love it!! Makes me wish I was on your Christmas list, lol. The ice cream makes me want to go to the store and get some, lol. Yum, I scream, you scream, we all scream for Ice Cream!!! (Sorry to hear about the frogging though. That always sucks. Sometimes, it happens to me too. I just can't seem to get it right!!!)

Fiona said...

Rhona, your design is much nicer believe me! Your scarf is looking fab! X

Valma said...

you scarf is looking wonderful !!
I love it
great job again
I understand how you feel ! I hate unpicking too and it often happens to me !!
happy crafting =)
big hugs
xxx

Anne said...

Oh Rhona! Sorry to hear that the ice creams gave you problems! But glad that you fixed them and they look yummy! Your knitting looks amazing! I love how you can pick up things easily!! That yarn is really cool!!

Susan in SC said...

I really like your ice cream cones! I have tons of these scarves. They knit up quickly and I love to wear (and give away) the scarves,

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Hello .. I also embroidered watching TV!
Your ice creams is very nice and gourmands :)
Congratulations, your scarf is fantastic very beautiful. I also like the colors. Giovanna

Hippywitch said...

Well the ice cream cones may have given you a load of trouble but they are fabulous and much better than the one in the mag!

Love the knitting, yes lace knitting is really jumping in with both feet but I think your cheat of using the loopy yarn is brilliant :-)

Lori xxx

Mangogirl said...

awesome knitting and I like your icecream cones better than the mag ones.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Sorry to hear you're so frustrated with your ice cream cones but they are adorable!

At least you're getting some instant gratification with the knitting!