Saturday, 28 February 2015

Celtic Wolf - WIP post 17

Thursday my progress got me to 6411 stitches. Yesterday was again a busy day (ugh) - I'd promised the kids a trip to IKEA last week but with the unexpected visit from my bf that got delayed till this weekend. As Saturdays and Sundays are usually seriously busy I decided it would be better to go on the Friday evening instead. Going to IKEA means a 10 minute bicycle ride to the station, a 10 minute train journey and 25 minutes on the bus and then a 10 minute walk, so it's quite the adventure getting there and back. Fortunately I'd taken my embroidery with me with a bunch of pre-threaded needles so I was able to get some work done on the bus, at IKEA and later while waiting for the train home, as the bus back was delayed by 20 minutes (sadly the street lighting was too bad to stitch while waiting for the bus), I was able to get another 20 minutes of stitching in.
Once home my knees and other joints made it clear that moving for a while was not an option so I settled down to stitch once the kids were in bed. I finished the last of the Kreinik I was using and will have to wait for the spools I have ordered to arrive before I can complete the 241 stitches I still need to do, however as most are outside the boundary of the hoop I can't do them yet any way. I did some of the copper stitching on the cheek once I'd finished the silver thread as I could work on that without moving the hoop and I wanted to get today's photo showing all my work before moving the hoop. All of this together meant that despite not being home for hours during my usual stitching times I still managed to get 429 stitches done.

Yes that's right! I am moving the hoop today - this will mean that for a while you won't see all of the stitching I have done, possibly not till I complete the work. As I cannot do the Kreinik Solar Silver stitches now I will not be moving straight up to complete the neck area but instead I will move to the left so I can do the face. Here you will see more copper and some other colours too!

Stitches done: 429
Total stitches: 6840
Total backstitches: 42.76 inches

See you tomorrow when you can see more of the wolf appear.




5 comments:

  1. OOOO, so exciting! the moving of the hoop!! that copper looks gorgeous :D

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    1. Indeed :D It is! Can't wait to do more with it :)

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  2. Amazing amount of progress. I can't believe you did that while in transit.

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    1. Thanks :d I did quite a bit but stitching while on the move does negatively effect the neatness of my stitching - however I see that as another memory locked down in my stitches :)

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    2. Ugh I hate it when I miss a typo before hitting publish - I meant :D not :d

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