Happy Wednesday everyone!
Excitingly enough, I have a new start to share today: the beginnings of my Clouds Factory Zodiac SAL! As anticipated, the pattern is an easy change up from Teresa Wentzler’s Tradewinds… With the exception of the border, of course.
The border is stitched in DMC’s rayon/satin floss. As anyone who has used the stuff knows, it’s a bitch to work with. It tangles very quickly. I was planning on replacing it with something else, but the sheen is just irreplaceable. Although my LNS didn’t have the Satin floss, I did replace it with Anchor Marlitt. Thread Heaven helps to minimize the tangling, but doesn’t eliminate it altogether. It’s pretty slow-going between maintaining the tension and fixing tangles. But it is so pretty!
As previously mentioned, I am working on 32-ct Lugana in “Dream” by Sunny Dyes. I thought it would be challenging to work because the sparkles are painted on top, but it really isn’t at all. And the effect his exactly what I had hoped for. I took this picture with my lovely new DSLR and it is a perfect representation of the color.
Nothing much to say about Trade winds except that I have filled in more of the sails. I think that after I finish this installment of the Zodiac SAL, I will actually pick up Plight of Fancy, put on my big girl underpants, and just move the snaps around. It has been calling my name, so look for some progress on it next week!