Monday, 10 February 2014

I'm back to where I was

Actually I've finished the first blue row so I am now beyond where I was before I ripped it out! But the difference is stunning! I wasn't happy with the way it was pulling, but I kept ignoring it.

No more...



I pulled out all the stitches and made a pretty ball of yarn :D and I started again.

I used a 5mm hook for the starting chain and actually got the count right first time. Then I swapped to the 4.5mm hook from then on though I was very very very careful to be very loose on the DC row. I didn't want it pulling in comparison to the trebles.

I was at a special performance on the weekend and while sitting there waiting for things to start I had my crochet out on my lap. So much easier to put away compared to cross stitch. I can just place it straight back in my bag instead of having to resort out threads and stuff. I really need to buy myself a new trumpet stand my old one broke! It's dangerous having it sitting on my lap.

I used stitch markers to show each 30 stitches on the bottom row. It meant I didn't miscount! Look how straight that is sitting. I just laid it down I didn't have to force it to sit straight at all.

Close up of the stitching now. It just looks looser around the start and doesn't look as forced. I will have to remember to use a larger hook from now on. It has worked wonders.

I have a special cross stitch project I will have to work on in the next couple of days. I have been asked to make something to auction off for the band next month at our trivia night and I've been thinking of so many awesome ideas. At the moment I'm making a book cover for an art journal but that could all change. It depends how it works out. I'm still thinking but it needs to be finished by the end of the month and I want it to be something special to sell.

Happy Stitching,
Caitlin




7 comments:

  1. Your work looks beautiful. What are you making. I keep looking for EASY patterns. I do know all the basics, just need to keep learning.

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  2. Your work looks very nice. What are you making? I am still what I consider a beginner, always looking for uncomplicated patterns. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Nice work on the restart. Good luck with your cross stitch project.

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  4. Great new start Caitlin. Looks much better.

    Linda

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  5. Great new start Caitlin. Looks much better.

    Linda

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  6. Great new start Caitlin. Looks much better.

    Linda

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  7. Great new start Caitlin. Looks much better.

    Linda

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