Sunday, 1 March 2015

Celtic Wolf - WIP post 18

Friday saw me to the last of the Kreinik Solar Silver till the next batch arrives so it was time to move the hoop so I could continue stitching. At this point I was at 6840 stitches. Yesterday after moving the hoop I first finished the thread of copper I was working with and then embarked on doing more black outlines. Once I'd closed off the mouth area with black I filled in the last few stitches of the old gold as it still looked odd and annoyed me. I then continued with the black. I finished my first skein of black and will be needing quite a bit more before I finish this project.
Behold the face of the Wolf! The threads you see to the right are the ones that were parked at the top of the frame before, I'm not yet ready to use them as I'll be doing the face first. If you click on the photo to enlarge you will also see that on part of the pupil I used some peacock blending filament to give it a bit of sparkle. In total I ended up stitching 681 stitches yesterday which makes me very happy as I was a bit behind with my average stitch count.

This brings me to 41.783 % completed after just 18 days of stitching!

Stitches done: 681
Total stitches: 7521
Total backstitches: 42.76 inches

The next few days I'll be working on my March Ornament of the Month as that needs to be completed in time for my post with the pattern on Friday. As I'm mean I won't be giving any sneak peeks here but If you are lucky you might see a sneak peak on Wednesday on my twitter feed for the weekly #wipwednesday post.

11 comments:

  1. What if I begged? Would I get sneak peek behind the scenes info? This wolf gets more and more awesome every day!

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    1. I asked my kids how effective begging is - they laughed as they know that begging just makes it more "nope" than before.

      Sadly the wolf is not going to get more awesome for a few days - and I *so* want to work on him!

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    2. darn it!! One would think your boys would be on MY side since I have all of the Twinkies!!

      Well, the Wolf is awesome whether you work on him or not...besides ORNAMENT is important!! *snapping wet towel at you* Get to it lady!!

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  2. The wolf is amazing. I love seeing your progress on him.

    Linda

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    1. Thanks! I will be resuming my daily posts tomorrow as I am stitching him again :)

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    1. Yes! I have been almost as Impatient as you to see this bit :D More progress tomorrow :)

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  4. We're finally seeing a face.

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  5. Wow, he was pretty before, but no he has character as well! Can't wait to see you stitching on this some more ^_^

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    1. Yes :D And he's only getting better now :)

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