Monday, October 12, 2009

Looking both ways



The two versions of my "Victoria" mini-sock design are now equal in stitching progress. Each has edgings for all the ribbons and one horizontal ribbon is complete.

For the mini-sock on the left, I chose DMC #5 perle cotton #498 and a dark green Fleur de Paris fine mesh velour for the edgings, each worked in a gobelin stitch over two threads. The "jeweled" ribbon was stitched in basketweave with DMC cotton floss #304 for the background and Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #008 for the "emeralds."

The edges of the ribbons of the mini-sock on the right were worked in Fleur de Paris pink fine mesh velour and DMC floss #503, again in gobelin stitches over two threads. The rosebud ribbon was stitched in DMC floss #504 for the background, #501 for the leaves and #961 in satin stitch for the flower buds.

I'll finish these horizontal ribbons on both mini-socks, then it will be decision time for colors on the other ribbons. The trick will be to keep the left sock from being too dark and the one on the right just bright enough!

5 comments:

Love to Stitch 99 said...

Hi Anne,

Just looked at the two versions and I actually love them both equally.

We can see the beauty of them by clicking over them and enlarging them.

I love the darker one and also love the lighter one.

Well, that is a surprise to me as I thought I would be able to pick one easily over the other and this is not the case at all.

Your color choice have to be great to put me in such dilemma (grinning).

Looking forward to see more on each of them. Perhaps when completed I will be able to decide, but I am starting to seriously wonder about that.

Great job!

Pierrette =^..^=

threadmedley said...

They are both just beautiful, Anne! I do love the pastel one, but the black velvet just looks so luscious! So the only way I could choose one over the other is to think about the colors I love to have around me - and that would be the pastels! Can't wait to see them both completed - just stunning!

NCPat said...

I agree with Pierette! They are both lovely and I can't wait to see what is next!

Cyn said...

Hi Anne,

I'm enjoying watching these two come to life!

I still love the colors of each. :-)

Cynthia
Windy Meadow

Cool City Stitcher said...

I also agree with Pierrette. They're each a work of art. I'm eager to see what you do with the cuff, colors and stitches. It's been said before, but it still is amazing the details you get in such a small area. They're very lovely.