So Saturday morning, I…

So Saturday morning, I wandered over to my LYS (Knitting Workshop) and took an embroidery class. It turned out to be entirely focused on embroidering with yarn, and only covered about half the stitches in my Doodle Stitch book, but it was still useful, I think, just to see someone else making the stitches, especially the lazy daisy, which I think would have taken a while for me to figure out on my own. The rest of them went pretty fast; it probably helped that I've done a bit of sewing in the past.
Then I came home for a craft day with some friends (Lori and Sean and Anne). We taught Sean some basic crochet; Lori made good progress on her third crocheted scarf, and Anne worked on a very ambitious quilt. Anne clearly has mad craft skillz, and I plan to be hitting her up for knitting lessons sometime soon. I made good progress on my luxurious alpaca scarf, but then ran out of yarn just a few rows from the end. Argh! I thought about shortening it, but decided I couldn't bear to do it, so I'm going to have to stop by Nina today for another $15 skein of yarn. Oof. Oh well. But then I borrowed a bit of Anne's embroidery thread and set to work on a plain pair of Kavi's jeans. An hour or so later, my first embroidery project. I so proud.
Detail of flowers: lazy daisy, stem stitch, and a bit of satin stitch. In retrospect, wish I'd just stuck to stem stitch throughout for the leaves, as I like that look better than the bit of satin stitching (on the leftmost leaf of the flower with two leaves. Oh well -- will know for next time:

On model (she's reading Franklin's knitting cartoon book):

3 thoughts on “So Saturday morning, I…”

  1. Dear Domestic Goddess,

    I commend you on your ability to do so many things at once – baby, work, writing, crochet… How DO you do it? Seriously.

    I finally got yarn for the Amigurumi projects (thicker yarn since I couldn’t find the prescribed size) but I’ve only found a free moment once my toddler’s in bed…and then it’s been a toss between crocheting on the couch or snuggling in bed and reading. And we know which one is the easier to do.

    Anyway, do post pictures of your alpaca scarf so you may continue to motivate us.

    -Avril 🙂

  2. Lori, there’s also a cupcake in one of my one-skein books, although I think that one is knit. In case you feel like a challenge. 🙂

    And Avril, you should note how little I’ve been talking about writing lately… 🙂

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