Monday 5 May 2014

Knotwork WIP

So...I have to admit it: I did not finish my mum's present in time. In fact, I'm not even close. Partly because it was just a lot more work than I anticipated, but I still got quite a lot done on day 1 - than I had an ugly visit of the frog on day 2 and almost made no progress at all, and from then on it was just reeeeally slow.

Yesterday I finally finished the cross stitching part, and I have to admit that using that platinum linen was probably not the best idea - it's a little pale, I guess the colors would 'pop' more on a darker fabric. But maybe I can save some by using a dark color for backstitching.

Everything else stitching-wise later, for now just a little catch-up with movie-watching and stuff: Felix and I finally went to see Captain America: Return of the First Avenger (or Captain America: The Winter Soldier, as it's called in Germany for some reason I don't know) and quite liked it. Captain America was probably my least favorite of the Avengers-built-up movies (not counting the Hulk movies, I guess those were even pre-Disney?), and this one was much better in my opinion.

Then there was the usual show watching at home, some NCIS together, some Nanny and a few episodes of Dr Who (the new one) for me - it's amazing how I managed to miss that show so far. And then we watched a few movies on amazon prime that are about to be taken offline, so we better hurry, still a few more left we want to see - so far, there were Wrath of the Titans, which I liked quite a bit better than the first still makes me cringe to see what they did with Greek mythology, but at least it's a decent action movie, and American Reuinion, this cast-reunion of the original American Pie movie, which was quite funny and good, just as we expected :)


Unknown said...

Yeah, as a fan of Greek mythology, I cringe every time I watch that movie too. I'm sure the knotwork will look nicer with the back-stitching. That seems to always help a piece 'pop' in my opinion.

katjakay said...

The bookmark is looking fabulous. You are becoming a whovian, I love it.

Carla - Alaska Wolf Pack said...

The fabric does give the colors an "old" look to it which personally I like, but it sounds like you weren't going for that :D

I cannot tell you how many times I yell at a movie that has rearranged Greek Mythology to suit their needs!!

Leonore Winterer said...

You were right, it really helped :D Results will be up later.

Leonore Winterer said...

Thank you. I'm working on it, but I'm ever so slow at catching up ^^"

Leonore Winterer said...

I'm not sure about this 'old' thing, but the result turned out rather pretty I guess ^_^

I really don't know why they do that; I guess there is some mythology for just about every story you want to tell if you look closely why not do some more research and pick one that already fits without the need for much alteration?