Monday, April 4, 2011

Stash-busting again


My "Sunday stitching" time was spent working on the mini-sock--not a lot to show, but a beginning nevertheless.

I want this piece to have a "country" feel, rather than some of the more formal mini-sock designs I've worked on before. I also wanted to use threads from my stash as much as possible. I've pulled several silk/wool blend threads, the first being Felicity's Garden "Snow," which despite its name is more of an off-white and will provide an old-fashioned look. So far I've worked the white in the candy-cane row and the background in the wreath row in basketweave and the checkerboard row in Scotch stitches.

That much accomplished, I started in on the dark green, using Felicity's Garden "Evergreen" to finish the first checkerboard row. With the same thread, I began basketweaving the background behind the name on the cuff, leaving the top canvas rows empty to be worked differently. When I finish this section, I can start adding some red to liven up the piece!

3 comments:

Cool City Stitcher said...

It's looking good.. I like the colors.

Rachel said...

Good start! The right red and the right gold are going to be very important here, I can see...

Jan said...

This will be a beautiful, traditional stocking. Love the color choices so far. Can't wait to see more!