Wednesday, 15 January 2020

A twisted headband and ten hours of justice

After my last update on Lady Justice, I took some time (less than an hour) to finish up the headband I crocheted (is that a word?) over the holidays. So what was just a long, unimpressive piece of crochet before is now a lovely headband - with a twist! This uses a pretty cool, loop-and-twist kind of construction, but it was a little confusing and took a few tried (and a lot of clipping stuff together) to get it right. I really like how it came out, though, it's cute! The matching scarf is in my to-go back, for when I have a few minutes to work on it on the go.

After that brief excursion, it was back to Lady Justice! Here is a quick reminder of where we left her in the last update (although it hasn't been that long - I'm feeling very productive with my new rotation so far!)

Now I spent another ten hours filling in her skirt and I'm pretty happy with my progress! The topmost stitches are about half-height of chart, and almost everything below that is filled in (at least in the skirt - there are still to scarfy-bit hanging down on either side of her). I think in the next ten hour slot I might get up to her waist (the skirt is so much narrower now it should go quickly) and then her belt will actually introduce the second set of colours (spoilers: no greens!).

I'm putting her aside for a moment to stitch the January Bookmark and possibly start the new Blackwork SAL. After that, it's either more of Lady Justice or maybe a little Mermaid for a change.


Rachel said...

Great progress! Now you can see why I love stitching in ten-hour slots! I don't think I've seen a picture of Lady Justice, so will look forward to seeing the not-green bits if you decide to stay with her. :)

Clare-Aimetu said...

Your headband is very clever, lovely colouring. Good progress on your stitching too

Pamela said...

You’ve made a lot of progress on Justice! Looks great!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Yes, crocheted is a word LOL
Great work on Lady Justice too, those skirts are huge but such fun to stitch. I heard that Nora drapes fabric on mannequins to get the folds just right when she is designing.

Bethan said...

Crocheted is definitley a word - although I keep saying it wrong in my head as I type it. I'm intrigued to see the next colour for Lady Justice. The 10 hour stitching method is totally working for you. Do you do 10 hours solid, or just 10 hours over a period of time but that's the only thing you work on? x