TAST: Roundup 5

Pintangle's Take a Stitch Tuesday (TAST) by Sharon Boggon

You’ve read about my idea for this here, right? Ok! See all completed TAST posts here.

Without further adieu, front and back:

This is my last TAST pennant. No, no, don’t congratulate me yet! I have a single stitch left. See, after completing the last pennant, I ran into an issue – a big issue! I ran out of the fabric! So, I had to force as many stitches as possible onto this pennant – which actually wasn’t hard. Except for one. ONE! Ugh. But, I have a plan for it, so no worries. Anyway, up next is Stitch #46 Barb Stitch:

Stitch #31 Vandyke Stitch – totally would have been more awesome in perle cotton, but I did not have any on hand. You can barely tell that the center line has a lovely braided effect. However, I have done this stitch before so I do know about that – you can find it on my Butterfly Pillow.

That pillow also has Stitch #42 Coral Stitch. I tried to work it with the little knots spaced differently. Then there is Stitch #47 Berry Stitch. This is a neat variation – I usually add a straight stitch if I need to fill in a detached chain stitch, but adding a second detached chain inside (or outside, depending on how you work it), would definitely stand out more. Stitch #40 Woven Detached Chain is what makes up the stem and leaf of the little flower motif. Both times, the chain stitch collapsed into a linear stitch. I’ll need more practice with it!

Now, if Stitch #28 Half-Chevron wasn’t so versatile, I could have had room for the last stitch! But, I love it when stitches can be applied in so many ways so I just had to experiment with this one. The top (blue and purple) overlap. The two purples mirror each other. The second purple and second blue are offset. The pinkish-purple is turned sideways and reminds me of the Flying Geese quilt pattern. The dark blues each make a box – one with the points outward, and one inward. And the dark purple makes a little windmill effect.

Now, that single last stitch! It will be super easy to do, once I dig out the pennant I need…

TAST: Roundup 4

Pintangle's Take a Stitch Tuesday (TAST) by Sharon Boggon

You’ve read about my idea for this here, right? Ok! See all completed TAST posts here.

Front and back as expected:

So, like the last few pennants, this one is obviously a collection of stitches. Here we have Stitch#24 Twisted Lattice Band. I really love the texture!

Stitch #30 Triangular Butthonhole Stitch – not my most creative experience, but it was not on my Buttonhole Pennant, so I had to add it somewhere.

Then Stitch #42 Cloud Filling. The top portion is what it looks like when the threads are pulled tight, and the bottom portion with softer tension. This is one of those stitches that would have worked better in perle cotton, but TAST became a mobile project, so I worked with what I had packed each time. (Maybe you noticed I stopped using beads early on!)

So close to being done with 2018 TAST! Yay!

WIP-TAST-ic Wednesday 52

We made it!! I don’t have any WIPs to post because I actually have two TAST pennants to post about. But with the holiday I didn’t get a chance to do so yet.

This is the last Wednesday of the year. I had decided to make regular scheduled postings for various reasons – to give glimpses into what I’m working on, to maybe get better at photography (eyeroll), but most importantly: to keep myself motivated – even if these words just vanish into the Nether. I think it forced me into a routine, which is exactly what I needed. My focal 2018 New Year’s Resolution was to “be intentional” with my time. I can now check that one off, and also say I am much better at it than before – it is a skill I learned, you might say. As such, I don’t think I need a scheduled weekly post about WIPs going into 2019. 

So, with that, farewell, WIP-TAST-ic Wednesdays! Thanks for the run!