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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Gracie, As I Now Leave Her

Here she was:


And here she is:



It took me a little while to get back in to the swing of working on evenweave.  It's been a lot longer than I thought since I worked on 32 count.  I had a sort-of goal to get the biggest white section of her underskirt done and I did it :D  I also finished out the bit of her wing on that side except for the grey spots - I forgot to go back and do those.  The gap is for the ribbon.  Next time I get her out, I want to finish off that side of her ribbon and then either get the other big white section of skirt done or finish off the top gold-green layer of her dress.

But I don't know when that will be.  Not too far off, I want to say, but then I want to get back to everything I've worked on since I started this rotation XD

Next up - I tossed out the idea of finishing two before I started a new project.  I got a kit in the mail and I'm gonna start it tomorrow evening!

10 comments:

  1. I've not purchased kits because of evenweave or linen. I did one once and that was enough. I was cross eyed. She looks fantastic!

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    1. It's a lot harder to count stitches on, for sure! I like the end result, though. I don't use it often, but for L&L and Mirabilia patterns I just really like it :D

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  2. Great progress - you have some gorgeous WIPS!

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    1. Thank you! I've got another pretty one I'm going to dig up in another turn or two :D

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  3. Wonderful progress Tama. Your rotation seems to be working out great for you.

    Linda

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  4. This project is so amazing! I love how detailed is, especially the bird- best of luck as you keep going! I also want to ask- how do you total your percentages for projects?

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    1. I think the bird is my favorite part, too :D
      If it's a HAED, it's easy - just multiply the grid blocks by 100 stitches and then count each finished block. So if a pattern is 80x90 full blocks, it has 7200 stitches. If I've done 2000 of them, that's about 27%. If it's a regular pattern, I estimate. Add together a block that has about 30 stitches in it with one that is almost full and just count it as one 100-stitch-block. I make working copies and mark my finished areas off with a highlighter so that makes it easy to see.

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  5. Beautiful progress on Gracie. I like your rotation idea. On something I felt like I wanted to get back to, but still wanted to stitch something else, I went back to it every 2 rotations. So I would stitch on 2 other things and then go back to the one. It made it get finished pretty quickly for a BAP.

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  6. She's looking great. Your rotation is working well. Have fun stitching the new one;)

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