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Another Finish

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I finished knitting this pair of socks last night…I call them my “watermelon socks.” Not needlepoint, but still…

watermelpn socks

My Viral Stitching

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Each morning I have been watching operas streaming free on metopera.org — and stitching. You may remember my completed ice skating polar bear — now I have a zebra in boots and a flap hat. See a theme? So far, Carmen, La Bohème, and Il Trovatore have gotten me this far:

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Mt. Whitney Waterfall

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My first class ever with Lois Kershner, and it was wonderful! The piece is a photograph she took of a waterfall at Mt. Whitney, transferred to Congress cloth, and then stitched. LOTS of detail, and choices to be made about where stitched areas start and stop, and a fair amount of the dreaded random placement of things…think I’m getting over the all-too-common fear of random!

Lois is a wonderful teacher and her directions are wonderful, some of the best I’ve ever seen. I wish there had been more than two days for this class so I could have kept on stitching…it always seems like you get such a tiny amount done in class! But I have no doubt that I’ll be finishing this one. She also demonstrated the process of doing the photos transfer onto the canvas, so that we might try it with our own photos.

Here’s what my piece looks like after two days…

SOTM Progress

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I came home on Saturday and finished stitching the January and February installments…Although I’ve been feeling some regret at using colors similar to one of the provided color ways, especially after seeing what some of the other pieces look like, now that I’ve got more stitched, I’m really happy with how mine is looking!

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