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!

Tiffstitch

Comments

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

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  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.

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

    Linda

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  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:(

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

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  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!

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

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

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  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

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

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  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.

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

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  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.

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

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