Sunday, 14 July 2013

Stitches in the sun

Over the last ten days I've really enjoyed sitting in a shady corner of our very sunny garden in the late afternoon and early evenings hooking away at a secret project!

It involved a downloaded pattern, 3.5mm hook and just over a ball of natural coloured wool/acrylic mix (with flecks of colour)

The individual shapes are art forms in themselves, such beautiful structures.....

I love the knobblyness of the stitches, and although I'm not sure they were designed that way- my attention may have drifted - they really do fit the subject!

Many of the al fresco sessions were accompanied by Wimbledon commentary on the radio..consequently some of my tension may have gone awry - particularly in the semis and finals!
This is really the first project I have attempted where consistent tension matters...
The pattern starts with a rather prominent part, so I moved on down the page to a less complicated one and was pleased with my first (pre-Wimbledon) sections.

However.....they turned out proportionally much larger than all the other parts - so I repeated them at the end, with the new tension and found some extra shape when I did so!
Just shows how important it is to get into the swing or try initial swatching!
I have learned so much from this project...and am looking forward to revealing the finished item soon!
Any guesses ?!


crazydazy said...

hi ali, youre such a tease.... Im guessing its somesort of animal.....cant wait to see, alison

linda said...

Well it looks like four legs so I'm guessing some kind of animal too. Can't wait to see what it is Ali :)

Creative Chaos Art said...

The legs look slightly ATAT-y...!


I reckon it is going to be a stuffed animal.. how about a Unicorn??? Hugs Judy

September Violets said...

Very curious! Is it an elephant? I too like to do some crafting in the backyard in early morning and after supper. Tonight I was out till the sun went down and I realized I could barely see the stitches (time to go in!). But it was SO warm (30'C) even at 9pm that I couldn't bear to head in. Wendy

Ashley said...

Ha always keeping us guessing! You have me thinking it's going to be some kind of cold-weather outfit for chill-intolerant dogs. :)

Good luck with the consistent tension... I know I'm not so diligent, but you seem to be doing a great job of it so far!