Loom Weaving Test

I tried my hand at weaving on the loom that I bought recently, and made a thing! Admittedly, the color is a bit weird, but it was a deliberate decision on my part since I chose yarns I don't mind wasting if things didn't turn out right. But they did turn out right, as it … Continue reading Loom Weaving Test

Linen and Threads SAL 2018

January section of the Linen and Threads SAL is complete! I took some time off the cross-stitch part to make a hem stitch lined, fringed edge, for which I used scrap yarn from my earlier knitting projects. I'm much happier working on the project now, since I don't run into runaway threads from the edges. … Continue reading Linen and Threads SAL 2018

Linen and Threads SAL 2018

Two weeks of slow and steady progress on the Linen & Threads Mystery SAL has resulted in this -- This project will not really be framed -- it'll end up as a coffee table runner. I'd originally decided on a single color for the entire project, but then I didn't like the thought of an … Continue reading Linen and Threads SAL 2018

Coffee table runner

I think this runner is the first ever cross-stitch project in my life that I diligently stuck with until I finished it. 🙂 It now adorns our coffee table. Like I mentioned earlier, the different styles of the motifs and their connectors do work well together. I made a whole lot of mistakes along the … Continue reading Coffee table runner

Runner progress

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 … Continue reading Runner progress

Runner… finally in progress

More than eight months ago, I'd started working on a coffee table runner, wanting to make cross-stitch motifs on it. I'd made an edging on some aida cloth of suitable size, and actually came up with a pattern after some pinning bouts on Pinterest caused flashes of inspiration, and then... Nothing. I stuffed the cloth … Continue reading Runner… finally in progress

The beginnings of a runner

Not the athletic kind of runner -- it's the coffee table kind I'm talking about. With the yarn left over from the Tiny triangles top project, I decided to first do some cross stitch, something that I haven't done in a long, long while. Yarn that still remains after the cross stitch project -- and … Continue reading The beginnings of a runner