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Monday, May 20, 2013

IHSW: May 2013

Hey Blog Buddies,
I signed up for the IHSW (International Hermit and Stitch Weekend) this month even though I knew I would be able to stitch only on Sunday.  BUT... I was able to put the finishing touches on two projects!  The first was my knitted cowl, which I started at the end of February.  And now I'm all ready for...  November?
Molly looks a little glum here.
She's thinking, "It's 80+ degrees and dinner time.
Why do I have to pose in this woolen cowl?"
Yes, that is a black T-shirt that she's wearing
to protect the knitted cowl from her black hairs.
Needless to say, I was rather disheartened
when she plopped herself down on the carpet
which attracts dog hairs like a magnet.
You can see in this photo that the wool is
variegated--it's kettle-dyed--Malabrigo Merino Worsted,
and the color is Red Java.
The cowl is long enough to wear as a sling for your arm,
although I'm hoping I won't need it for that.
Molly was disrobed and fed immediately after
this photo was taken, and all is now forgiven.
My second finish is my Prairie Schooler Heads Up Witch:
Her face was originally charted as orange,
but I thought that any self-respecting witch
would have a green face.
Stitched 1 over 2 on 40-count Heritage linen, as usual.
I was going to use my Gloriana silk for the black,
but I've somehow misplaced it.
Don't know how that happened,
I have so few stitching supplies!   hehehe
So I thought I'd try No. 12 pearl cotton.
I used it on her mouth and eyes,
but it was way too chunky to continue using it
for the rest of the black,
so I switched to Crescent Colors Blackbird
for her hair, hat and clothing.
She is the April ornament for
the Halloween Ornament SAL 2013.
You can see everyone's ornaments
by clicking here.
I may be a month behind, but at least
the ornie is finish-finished
I should be starting the May ornament now,
but instead I decided to give some love to
Crabby All Year, which has been neglected recently.
I didn't stitch enough on it to show here,
but I hope to have February finished soon.
To see what my fellow hermitters did this weekend,
click here.
That's it for now.
Hope your weekend was fun!
Thanks for visiting!


Julie said...

The cowl looks lovely and modelled so beautifully too.
I like your green faced witch!

cucki said...

Aww cutie witch x

geeky Heather said...

Beautiful model you have there. =) Congrats on finishing the cowl and the ornament! All ornamentified and everything!

Linda said...

Great finishes and I love your model.


Fidike said...

Great finishes! Congratulations!

Sarah said...

Molly looks adorable in the cowl!! I think the colour suits her :-D

Lili said...

Hugs x

Chris said...

Molly makes a great model :) The cowl looks wonderful. I love your PS finish too.

Anne said...

I had no idea you were knitting the cowl for Molly, but it does look lovely on her!

Happy Baker said...

I love Molly - and she looks so dashing in the cowl, ready for autumn! Very nice work on both projects.

Faith... said...

Love that model you have there! The Witch looks great and I love the finish.