10 February 2011

We have border

I have reached a side! Icy's Kingdom has a limit!

I picked him up again yesterday and am going to work on him the rest of the week. I'm making a little steady progress, although the frog apparently lives among the trees in this piece because he's popped up a few times. I had to redo the tip of the dark tree already, and I have to remind myself to not go too far out with those wings until I get the center filled in. It's much easier to find a mistake when the reference point I use to check is 5 stitches away, not 60. This is my first real project with rayon (because if you're going to do something, do it all the way, right? The bunny ornament was NOTHING), and I don't want to make huge mistakes. Rayon is a fickle beast, but I'm starting to get the hang of it: short lengths, tight fabric, let the needle drop every so often to unkink. He'll come along.


riona said...

It's good to see your progress on The Ice Dragon's Kingdom ... it gives me a hint as to what is to come ... since we each started this unofficial SAL from different vantage points. I have completed the bottom border and the right side border and have stitched only as much of the "picture" as needed to keep my count accurate for the border stitching. I'll post a progress photo on Sunday as part of my Weekend Progress Report ... so we can compare notes again then.

Crystal said...

It is looking great so far, thanks for the tips on stitching with rayons.

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls