this does not appear to be knitting

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The other night I decided to combine a certain person’s doodlings that runneth over our coffee table (that runneth over almost every surface of our home, actually) with my itchin’ to get stitchin’ because I thought, hey, it might be fun. I handed said person a soluble marker and a freshly ironed piece of canvas and said, “Get to it!” The resulting piece is a butchery of a simple split-stitch, but you know, a lot of fun nevertheless. I’m just warming up, and this was the perfect piece for practicing, just a nice simple outline, a.k.a. a hollow. The next project is already lined up and promises to be more challenging; I can’t wait to dig in! I tried to choose the same or at least a similar palette for it as this person would choose if they were doing this as “a piece.”

Also, last night, when I was looking through different embroidery blogs (because never let it be said that I am not obsessive) I came across this post on this awesome blog, feeling stitchy. I have a ton of thoughts about the points raised because it’s something I actually think about a lot, but I think I’ll write about that once I finish the next project.

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3 thoughts on “this does not appear to be knitting

  1. Hooray! I have decided to try embroidery, too, but I’m easing in with an unfinished cross-stitch. Your split stitch looks lovely.

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