Still cross-stitching, no knitting. I’m making good progress on the coffee table runner. This is how a single motif looks, and I’ll have three of them across the runner.
I came up with this pattern inspired by a Pinterest pin for biscornu (which, since a long time, leads to a site under maintenance though) and a super-simple dots-and-curves Rangoli that I gave a Celtic look to. (Here on Pinterest are some dots-and-curves Rangolis of higher intricacy.) This combination might appear weird 🙂 but for me, it is a happy combination of two different styles and looks, and best of all, it seems to work.
One thing I didn’t count on was how confusing working on this pattern would be. I’ve made umpteen mistakes already, and ended up correcting them (or just letting them be because they won’t be noticeable much.) This is definitely not a binge-watch project, though that’s how I’ve been working on it. I really should be thankful for the rewind button so I can catch the dialogue or action that I missed while I became absorbed in the stitch count — or worse, realized that I’ve made a mistake yet again and tried to figure out how many stitches I’ll have to undo. 😛
I’m having a lot of fun with this runner, though, and seeing my stitching quality improve as I work is a bonus. 🙂 It’s a welcome break from knitting, and I think I’ll attempt a cross-stitch project now and then when I’m done with this one — maybe a runner, maybe something smaller.