Thursday, February 22, 2007

Almost, but not quite...

I had high hopes of being able to finish this design with just one skein of Caron Waterlilies...Amy did it with her "R" design, but this one must have had about 60 more stitches in the design than the "R", because as you can see on the upper right corner, I came up about 60 stitches short of thread!!! ARGGH! Of course, I only had one skein of this color (017 Blue Lavender) in my stash. Looks like I am going to have to order another skein to finish. The design also has a line of stitching two threads out on the edge for a border, which I was willing to leave off if I didn't have the thread, but will probably now go back and do that part of the design also.

So a word of warning, if you like these designs and choose to do your initial, and like to stitch on 28/14 count fabric, be sure and purchase TWO skeins of Waterlilies!!!

4 comments:

Chelle said...

So close! Don't you hate when that happens? It looks awesome, though.

Von said...

I do love this series. :) And the blue/lavender floss is a great choice. Seems like the designer should note when more than one skein may be needed.

Sue said...

It's very pretty, sorry about the thread :(

J Rae said...

I hate when that happens! Make sure you order the same dye lot as well or the color could come out a little different.