4.17.2008

Tradewinds and new stash to start.


I was right about the bs. I finished the ship and then did the left side of the bs for it (click, click). I was planning on finishing it last night but I went to dinner (Outback!) which turns out is not too far from Joann's Super Store so I had to wander. And of course any time I wander in Joann's I end up finding something new to play with. :o)

Aside from staring at the Ott Lite 1/2 off stuff - which if I didn't already have one I would be ALL over - I found this afghan in the XS area. I was looking and thinking what this could work for and then I remembered Jenny with her Mira RR that I've been coveting since she started it so I figured this would be perfect for that sorta thing. Spent last night working on the fringe. You have to actually pull the threads and knot them yourself. Wadda hassle. I got tired of that after about an hour so I only have all the threads pulled and the corners knotted. Eeesh.

Then I pulled out my Mira's. I have 15 of them that I'm willing to put on here (not including the pixie fairies). The afghan has 20 spots available - 4 wide by 5 high - and they're 100 x 100 @ 14 ct. so they're going to be fairly large, but I've eyeballed about 5 of my Mira's and this should be perfect (albeit large) for these stitches. Now I'm trying to figure out whether or not I need to worry about which direction the Mira's are facing. They're about 1/2 facing R so I'm thinking I might have to actually graph it out or something. Jeez. :o)

It'll give me something to work on while I'm watching the 1st season of Stargate Atlantis I bought a few days ago.

I forgot, I got this book at Joann's as well. It was only $15 and has lotsa stuff in it, but I got it for this cute lil rabbit bookmark. I highly recommend this book, way cute stuff in it.

Happy stitching ladies!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for all the information and way to go on the ship! Ann

Michelle said...

Love how Tradewinds is coming along. I've been wanting that TW forever. I love the idea of a Mira afghan! What a great project that will be!

Sandra Ree said...

Tradewinds looks great! :)