I haven't worked on anything but Spring Knotgarden since my last post... which really means I didn't do anything all week, and this has all appeared over the weekend. It was a bad stitching week for me but I'm glad the weekend allowed for some good progress. Even if I spent way too much time playing Diablo 3. :p
Part two continues to be a challenge, so I moved on to part three. I'm almost half done already, so if I can keep up the pace I'll be done with part three by next weekend. I don't want to fall into the trap of leaving part two for the bitter end, so I'll be back to that next weekend no matter what.
I guess the problem is all the quarter and three-quarter stitches. It gets hard to get so many colors into a small space, it feels like the fabric is taking a lot of abuse! And the back of the fabric is a shameful mess. It's not usually something I worry about, but I don't want the fabric to be lumpy...
Anyway, here's the glittering beauty!
I really love the blackwork, especially the purple parts because there's some sparkle in there! The little triangular gardens on top of the rounded ones are super-cute too, with rice stitch in a very lightweight perle silk. Mmm, have I ever said how much I love Dinky Dyes silk? It's so soft and smooth, and the regular floss is very thick and covers so well... ♥
Haha, maybe I should make a pile of DD silk and roll in it. :p