Monday, August 2, 2021

2021 Tokyo Olympics Stitching Challenge Start #11

Day 11! This means less than a week left. It's a little sad how quickly the Olympics seem to pass. I suppose we might have the Winter Olympics next year, so that's something to look forward to provided we can all survive this new wave of the Delta variant of COVID-19. Although our state has been doing very well and has over 83% vaccination rate for those eligible, it is tourist season and our cases have been rising as well. We wear masks at work and I wear one when I go out since my risk of transmission is higher given the close contact with people every day at work. 

On to more fun things, Olympic track and field! I might have to spread this out over a few days, but today I'd like to mention a local Olympian that's competing in Tokyo. Elle Purrier St. Pierre handily won her qualifying event, so I don't know if she's a favourite, or I just keep hearing about her because she's local. She'll be entering the 1500m race and the first heat was today! 


The 1500m race has been in the Olympics since they started holding them in modern times. Women's 1500m wasn't added until 1972, and has been a staple since then. Several nations have medals in this event in both men's and women's categories. It seems like one of the more balanced events since several countries have won gold. One person has even won gold twice in 2 different Olympics, Sebastian Coe of Great Britain. Other people have multiple medals, but not 2 gold. 

It will be an interesting one to watch. The part where they all start in a different lane, then group together can be dangerous and that tends to be where a fall might happen. Good luck to Elle!

My start today is smallish for full coverage, so maybe it qualifies as mid-distance like the 1500m race? It's not as big as some I have started, but larger than others and will eventually look like this:

This is similar to the art from Wind Waker, my very favourite Zelda game. Zelda is the princess, and Link is the character in green, the one that you play the game through. Zelda occasionally appears in games throughout the history of the franchise as well. 

Here's my 500 stitch start:
Zelda Cross Stitch by Sprite Stitch
stitched 1 over 1 full cross on 28ct easy guide fabric
as charted with DMC

Fortunately the entire width fits in my 11x11 qsnap, so that will make it easier to go cross country with some colours. I hope to fill in some of the black first. It's not quite all outlined, but it will be a good reference, even with the easy guide fabric. 

I hope you're all staying healthy and Happy Stitching!

Tiffstitch

8 comments:

  1. My boys are big Zelda fans! What a fun piece this is to stitch. We've been enjoy the Olympics here, too. We also wear masks pretty much anywhere in public areas. No harm, no foul...and keeps everyone safer during the surge. We've also been enjoying the Olympics this past week. Happy stitching! -Andrea

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    1. Thank you! I think it will be fun. Lots of bright colours and not too much confetti.

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  2. Doing the black outline first is a great idea! Linda does that on all her stained glass style designs.

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    1. Thank you. She's definitely an inspiration since she manages to finish her giant projects.

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  3. I'm not familiar with Zelda, but I do like this project!

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    1. Thank you! It's a fun game series, mostly family friendly besides some sort of "thrills" vs anything gorey. People generally faint, not die, etc. Or are turned into statues, something similar.

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  4. I'm looking forward to seeing progress on this one! I think there have been different versions charted, and some look better than others, so I'm lurking on everyone who stitches them to find the one I like best!

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    1. Yes, I'm hoping this will be one of the good variations. I've seen a few around as well.

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Thanks for any comments!

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