14 January 2011
Day 13: Icky Icky Spooky Spooky
Isn't that a fun thing to say? It's what's written in the chart, which is actually called Icky Spooky, the Hobgoblins. I did manage to make a good start on this yesterday. I worked primarily on Icky's side of the chart, but I didn't get too far on her because her dress is 964, and they didn't have 964 at Michaels when I went. I'm going to check again, but I'll probably end up at Joann's. It's a really fun stitch--the colors are fabulously bright and cheerful, perfect for the January doldrums. I'm using Ray of Light fabric in 28 count. The fabric in the chart picture is not yellow, but it looks that way, and I figured I might as well go with it. I do see that I will have to change out the floss for Spooky's outfit. It photographed a pretty golden yellow, and my skein of Gold Leaf is dreary gold. Why embarrass Spooky with a drab party frock when I can brighten that little dude up? :)
Today's start is Schipperke by Pegasus Originals. I'm a bit intimidated by the chart because of the amount of black it calls for, but I've been wanting to do this for a long time, and so, I'll suck it up. One thing, if I stitch around the twins, I don't have to worry if a stray hair (or 100) get in the project. I actually wouldn't mind that, it's their contribution to their mummy's work.
I still have to kit up the last project. I bought the specialty floss last month, but haven't gone through the boxes to get the regular floss. I'll have to do that today. I'm going to take a leap with this last project and stitch it on a green fabric, not the natural that the project calls for. I thought it would look like grass and there's a line in the poem on the piece about kitty in the grass. I'm usually really pleased with how things turn out when I take a leap of faith--I just worry incessantly til I have floss to fabric and see it will be OK.
Have a great weekend!