There are too many women from the stories that I love to list here. I love the character of Ms. Elizabeth Bennet so much that I found myself needing to draw this Pride and Prejudice embroidery pattern.
I used wash-off stabilizer for the first time on this piece. It leaves a tiny bit of starchiness after washing, which gives the whole piece a wonderful finish. I used DMC perle 8 for the first time too, a navy thread. I used three different stitches for varying thickness: chain stitch, stem stitch and back stitch, with chain stitch being one of my favourites. I really love how it turned out. At the moment I am not exactly sure what I will do with this block. I may come up with a few more designs to make a small Pride And Prejudice quilt.
This one is for Ms. Rose Tyler. The tenth Doctor and Rose had such a sad ending. I don’t watch it too often since it leaves me in a daze every time I watch it. It always seems that happy and sad endings walk along side by side.
I wanted to make these mitts ever since the very first time I saw the episode. The extent of my knowledge of knitting back then was basic cast on, cast off, purl and knit. Since then I have learned how to make fingerless mitts, and from there I jumped straight into cable. I am happy to say that once I started knitting the second mitt, I was already able to knit without looking at the pattern file anymore. I love this pair of gloves so much! I added an extra diamond to cover my palm a little better. They not only keep my hands warm, they also make me feel warm and comfortable in a very nostalgic way. This pattern by Christina Slattery can be found on Ravelry.
My ageless cactus plant blooms only once a year. Just for a couple of days all the flowers burst open together like a fireworks finale. Every year the display is more spectacular than the year before. The flowers are very much like these ladies I love so much, rare and beautiful.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone,