Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Olympic Stitching and February WIPocalypse ** lot of photos!

I hope everyone enjoyed the Olympics! I had hoped to get a mini-post up some time during the Olympics, but that didn't quite happen. Maybe next Olympics. ;D

From the various Olympic stitching SALs out there, I decided to attempt to stitch one project a day from my WIP pile. Because I don't necessarily get stitching time every day, I tried to stitch on at least as many projects as days of the Olympics. Here's what I managed:

Kiss for a Snowman - last touched January 13, 2018
and now:
Dimensions Kiss for a Snowman kit with kitted fabric and threads

 Ocean Curiosity - last touched February 13, 2016:
and now:
stitched on unknown 18 ct purpley mottle fabric 2 over 2 with WDW Michael's Navy

Do Not Meddle - last touched August 21, 2017
and now:
last of the current stunt stitching with DMC 1 over 1 on 28 ct white fabric 

I Love You More - last touched January 12, 2016
and now:
Jodyri Designs with WDW Purple Majesty so far, 2 over 2 on Eye of Newt by Chromatic Alchemy

Xmas Dragon - last touched October 10, 2017
and now:
14 ct gold thread Aida with Caron Waterlilies Holiday

Joy Snowglobe - last touched January 30, 2016
and now:
Dimensions kit with kit plastic canvas and thread 

Fishing project - last touched November 30, 2017
and now:
on 28 ct Tempest by Chromatic Alchemy with called for DMC 2 over 2

 See Ya Later Alligator - last touched April 15, 2016
and now: (with a cameo by Max!)
Jodyri design with charted colours for the motifs and random threads for lettering, 2 over 2 on 28ct Nuriel's Forest by Chromatic Alchemy
Maple Leaf - last touched January 27, 2016
and now:
AAN design on 14 ct brown mottle fabric from Silkweavers? 2 over 1 with WDW Fire

Monochrome Link - last touched January 4, 2016
and now:
 Sprite Stitch pattern with called for DMC 2 over 1 on 16ct black Aida

Snow Rules - last touched February 23, 2016
and now:
 Lizzie Kate design, so crazy she's retiring! 
I'm not in love with this yellow and might trade it out for WDW Purple majesty from I Love You More, the other threads are Dinky Dyes silks from an Oops bag and I'm stitching 2 over 1 on brown 14 ct aida

Tribal Dragon - last touched August 30, 2017

 and now:
White Willow Stitching design on 25 ct pewter Lugana with Caron Waterlilies/Soie Cristale 1 over 1

and last but not least, Ballerina Dreams is here so far:
Dimensions kit with called for threads 2 over 1 on 18 ct Petra by Chromatic Alchemy

Knitting Projects

I started one project for the Ravellenics, a challenge to start and finish one project during the Olympics. This is a free pattern from Berroco, and I didn't get the sleeves on, but I almost have a vest done. :) I also managed to completely forget about the button hole rows and will attach hook and loops or something instead. 

Sawtelle WIP with Plymouth yarn

Shawl for Grandma - I decided on a new start while we were waiting to see Black Panther and I'm glad I brought something to do. It's an interesting one, despite the fingering yarn, and I managed 2 full pattern repetitions before the movie started. The shawl I'm making is called Skagen, a $ pattern from Berroco. 

I really enjoyed getting out some of these older projects, most from my epic January/February challenge of 2016 and there's a lot to go on most of them. 

The WIPocalypse question is what gadget can't you live without? For me it's Qsnaps. I will occasionally stitch in hand, but I love the tension you get with Qsnaps. 

Happy Stitching!



  1. So many lovely WIPs pulled out... I hope some of them now stay out instead of being hidden away again. :)

  2. Black aida...getting the willies just thinking about it! You are a brave soul my friend! Since I don't have regular TV anymore, I haven't been watching the Olympics at all, but it was on in the restaurant we ate at in Biloxi and Curling was on. I have NEVER heard of this sport! Where did it come from? I used to watch the Olympics all the time as a kid and I never remember this! Even after 45 minutes of it, I still didn't get it either. I keep saying I must investigate it, but I haven't yet.

  3. Awesome progress on your projects Tiffany. Fun to see older projects come out and play.


  4. Great progress on all your projects! Snowman and maple leaf are my favourites:) That’s very brave of you to stitch/knit while waiting for the movie. I still don’t have the courage to do that in public. In a park is the most I can manage:(

  5. So many beautiful projects. Fantastic progress on them.

  6. Super progress on everything! Lovely colors on your grandma's shawl. I need my Qsnaps, just like you. I will stitch in hand something small but for bigger stuff, I need those Qsnaps!

    1. Thank you! Yes, the small stuff needs the tension and grip for sure. I agree 100%.

  7. Lots of different things you are working on, the cardigan looks great. You could always add a zip instead of hooks/loops.

  8. Great work on all your projects. I love the Tribal Dragon (of course) and the Xmas Dragon!
    There seem to be a lot of projects but probably no more than I stitched on LOL

  9. Oh my, such a lot of stitching on so many WIPs. Very productive.

  10. Wow, so many different projects! I love all of them, although spotting the progress was more difficult on them of them than on others.

  11. Wow! Tiffany, so many great projects - just gorgeous! I must ask, did I read right? You are finger knitting the shawl?

  12. Wow Tiffany, so much project love. Congrats on getting in stitching on so many amazing pieces. They look fantastic! Your knitting looks amazing as well.

  13. Fantastic projects, I especially like the Tribal dragon and the sawtelle sweater. Great progress for 2 weeks!


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