Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tuesday Treats

It's been cold, windy, cloudy and grey around here for the past several days.  I decided to lighten my mood by giving away a couple of knitterly treats, in this the Week for Fibre in my 10th Blog-aversary celebrations. :-)

I set before you these two lovelies:

  1. TOP: Cadenza "Fire" from Colinette yarns - 100% DK Merino Wool, 120 metres in the skein, 22 stitches and 28 rows to 4" on 4 mm needles (that's a 6 for you 'mericans!) -- perfect for a kidlet's hat or mittens, eh?
  2. BOTTOM: Hacho shade 304 from Mirasol yarns -- 100% Hand-dyed Merino Wool, 125 metres in the skein, 22 stitches and 30 rows to 4" on those same 4 mm (US 6) needles.
And it's my delight to send one to Pat and one to Suburban Prep!  I'll be in touch by e-mail for your snail mail addresses.  Now...what colour to whom?  It seems to me from looking at Pat's blog that the 'Hacho' in greens, purples and blues would suit, so that's how it'll be; the "Fire" will be sent to Suburban.  :-)  Enjoy!

Lest you think I've been slacking since my last post, here's the Lacombe Art Show Preparation Report:
  • "Tree Line" - finished, bound, labelled and sleeve made and pinned to back;
  • "Sentinels" - finished, faced, labelled and sleeve made and pinned to back;
  • "Trio" - finished, faced, labelled and sleeve sewn on;
  • "The Watcher" - finished and mounted on linen-covered stretched canvas;
  • "House I" - finished, faced and mounted on linen-covered stretched canvas;
  • "'Shrooms on the Sand" - finished, bound, labelled and sleeve sewn on'
  • Miniatures - five (of 12) finished and matted.
For the latter, here are a few examples.  What a difference a matt makes, eh?

"On Forever"

"Autumn at the Slough"

"Prairie Twilight II"

Each matt brings the finished size to 8" x 10".  I've matted two more, but no photos at this point.  You'll just have to stay tuned!

And yes, the knitting continues...I've done the decreases on the left side of my camisole, and am making the I-cord strap.

And last but not least, in the way of the Atlantic Seaboard Sampler, I've done one line of Row 20's tent stitch, one thread over one thread.  Here it is...seen through the magnifying glass:

And without the glass...(that tiny row of stitching underneath the purple squares).  No, I'm not blind yet...but oh my!

Whatever your work of choice, have a happy stitching Tuesday!


Darlene said...

Wow! (to everything)

Dolores said...

Congrats to the winners. I do love those minis.

Linda A. Miller said...

Lovely pieces for Lacombe...the matting works very well to accent them. I particularly like Autumn at the Slough.

randi--i have to say said...

Such pretty framed blocks!

Pat said...

Thank you, what a surprise I am thrilled. You are so right about the natt, framing is so important.

Judy Warner said...

Autumn is my favorite too. Beautiful stitching work, Margaret. You really are diverse in your talents!

Margarita Korioth said...

Magnificent my dear Margaret. Love your stitching :)