Cinnamon Snapdragon

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Swallowtail Shawl in Shimmer Lace (Knitpicks)

This was a really fun and pretty pattern- also my first lace project. I also broke my freaking needle while doing the nupps on this. Pro-tip: do not use plastic needles when doing nupps.

Also I usually wear this backwards so it looks like a really cool scarf and not around my shoulder like an old lady.

Pattern by Evelyn A. Clark in Interweave Knits, Fall 2006.

Current project! It’s a 15-sided blackwork biscornu. Using DMC 158 (dark blue).
Also I discovered this technique for securing threads when doing blackwork with pinhead stitch here.
Pattern from the awesome Kinkavel Krosses.
Okay, time for more Star Trek: TNG and stitching!

Current project! It’s a 15-sided blackwork biscornu. Using DMC 158 (dark blue).

Also I discovered this technique for securing threads when doing blackwork with pinhead stitch here.

Pattern from the awesome Kinkavel Krosses.

Okay, time for more Star Trek: TNG and stitching!

[image: a cross stitch in a decorative frame. there is a swirly border in green with the word “twat” in purple.]
I made this for my sister last year for her birthday. We are constantly saying “twat” to each other so this was a funny gift.
Border pattern from Kinkavel Krosses.
(This originally appeared on my other blog but I love it so much I had to put it on here as well.)

[image: a cross stitch in a decorative frame. there is a swirly border in green with the word “twat” in purple.]

I made this for my sister last year for her birthday. We are constantly saying “twat” to each other so this was a funny gift.

Border pattern from Kinkavel Krosses.

(This originally appeared on my other blog but I love it so much I had to put it on here as well.)

dashambler:

great wave off kanagawa cross stitch, coming along should be finished by december

Impressive! Epic cross stitch.

dashambler:

great wave off kanagawa cross stitch, coming along should be finished by december

Impressive! Epic cross stitch.

(Source: pandimensionalchicken)

stitchriots:

Time is hollow, men are transient, and the sea is volatile. 

The opening line of Sea Level Down.

I’ve been sidetracked by various projects and such so it took me a little longer to complete this first set. While I’ve got some issues with it, all in all I’m rather pleased. Blue is a major theme in this first three, as well as the themes of cycles, futility, and intangibility. For this project I’ll only use material that I’ve got on hand, or donated, but not bought (a reoccurring concept in SLD). I tried to do the story right by thinking of ways in which a tale would be passed down in their world, and I thought a patchwork quilt, or a surviving tapestry of sorts makes the most sense. Literacy is incredibly low, objects of aesthetic value that don’t serve a second purpose doesn’t fit in their universe. 

The idea of this appearing on an Itovan child’s quilt is very, very, gratifying for me.

These are really pretty.

by-nita:

Söndagsbroderi.

I think I need to start incorporating beads and other objects into my embroidery. This is pretty!

by-nita:

Söndagsbroderi.

I think I need to start incorporating beads and other objects into my embroidery. This is pretty!

Tweed Scarf with Scallop Trim
Cascade 128 Tweed and Filatura Di Crosa Zara
Pattern: Sinful Ribbed Scarf by Classic Elite, scallop trim added by me
This was a gift for my stepmom- it was hard to give it to her because I loved it so much! She loved it as well. :)

Tweed Scarf with Scallop Trim

Cascade 128 Tweed and Filatura Di Crosa Zara

Pattern: Sinful Ribbed Scarf by Classic Elite, scallop trim added by me

This was a gift for my stepmom- it was hard to give it to her because I loved it so much! She loved it as well. :)