Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Bundling up


I started work on the ribbing of the sweater but, as it happens to all of us from time to time, I got distracted! A new thread for Liam's scarf had arrived in the mail, "imported" from Thistle Needleworks in Connecticut as my own LNS doesn't carry it.

I saw this thread online at The Thread Gatherer's website, and for once my computer monitor didn't deceive me--it was just what I was looking for. It's Sheep's Silk "Acorn Woods," a 50/50 silk-wool blend, with a close succession of colors in the overdye that makes it ideal for small areas like Liam's scarf.

I worked the scarf in a diagonal oblong cross stitch with one strand--making two passes of the needle to form the cross actually doubles the thickness of the thread and makes for a weightier appearance. The canvas was turned 90 degrees to work the top drape of the scarf. I'm really pleased with my choice--I think it frames the sweater nicely!

7 comments:

Meredith said...

I love it! It looks bundled up and the color variations are great against the cream of the sweater!

sudukc said...

Oh my gosh I just love these men!

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

Fabulous! Looks just like a knitting scarf. This is a real delight to watch grown, Anne.

threadmedley said...

I love this particular color from Thread Medley! I've used it on two projects to far. And it certainly looks terrific on Liam! Can't wait to see the rest of his outfit.

Needle Nicely said...

What a great idea to turn the canvas to change the look of a stitch!

Cool City Stitcher said...

This is terrific, all the different textures. I love it!

Edy said...

OMG it's gorgeous!