Tuesday 8 December 2020

November WIPocalypse

 Sorry for the lack of updates lately - I'm in crazy Christmas finish mode, trying to get as many things as possibly done by the holidays, and then possibly be the end of the year! It's all great fun, but I'm also looking forward to get back into a little more of a routine in January.

What little routine I do still have, though, mostly goes into stitching on TLOA, slowly working away on that second colour, and I'm gettin real close! First, though, the WIPocalypse question of the month: What new discoveries did you have in the stitching world this year? Well, I can't really talk about new discoveries without mentioning pattern keeper - I started using that this year, and it really changed the way I'm stitching full coverage things for the better! Another new discovery is Witchy Stitcher, the one that designed Ho Ho No. Lots of great patterns on her store! I did find some other fun designers on Etsy, but haven't baught/done any of their patterns yet, so I can't really recommend anything.

Noooow back to TLOA - you can probably tell that's what I really want to talk about here! I'm still stitching away on 3371, but it's getting strangely exciting. Last time, I was here, halfway done with row #4:

In November, I finished with row #4, and then I got to #5...now that first page was something, let me tell you! I think I sunk well over a thousand stitches into that one, but eventually I made it through. This brings my new total to 22.4% and 26.602 stitches.

Now if that looks to you like I'm almost done, you might be right! That's just 1,418 stitches left in 3371 (and actually, as of today, I crossed into 700-stitch-territory) so I'm getting awfully close to adding some colour to this!


Pamela said...

This reminds me of a photograph that is developing. Very nice!

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

Autumn is looking beautiful already. You can really see the picture coming out. Even with just a couple of colours.

Rachel said...

Yay to almost being finished with the second colour. I can really see the difference in the bench and the shadow underneath.
A new colour for the new year would be great, but slipping it in before then would be even better. After having spent almost 12 months on dark blue and dark brown, stitching a brighter colour is really going to give you a morale boost! :)