This is the scheduled three-weekly post for the SAL that I’m doing with several other crafty blogs and A whole lotta latte has temporarily been retired. After not stitching for a few weeks, mainly due to being on holiday, I got Latte back out with every intention of getting lots done for this update. I put a couple of colours into the stripey cup and when I went for the next colour, there was none left. After checking to see how much was left to do in the rest of the colours, I realised that another colour had run out and two didn’t have enough left either.
Not good. After checking online, it seems that Dimensions do not use DMC so although you can find conversion tables, they’re really only useful if you’re converting the whole project. I managed to track down an email address for Dimensions and asked if they could supply the missing threads. I got a reply quickly enough and they promised to send what I needed, but explained that it would take about four weeks due to international post.
I didn’t want to sit twiddling my thumbs for four weeks so I thought I’d start a new project and go back to Latte later on.
I’ve got a bit done to it already and I’m loving it.That doesn’t look much but it took hours with all the partial stitches in different colours. Notice that I’m doing the backstitch as I go? I have no plans to do all that at the end *shudders*.
It’s a bit more interesting to stitch than Latte as not only are there normal full crosses, but there are straddled crosses too, which feel wrong as normally you’d avoid moving the crosses over half a stitch. There are also diagonal half-crosses, horizontal half-stitches and vertical half-stitches. It gives much better detail but you need to concentrate a bit more. I like it. I’m glad I replaced the aida fabric with evenweave though. Doing those half-stitches and straddled crosses on aida would be very tricky.
For the stitch-a-long I’m linking up to these lovely blogs:
Look how many of us there are now! Do allow for people being in different time zones, so not posting all at the same time, but it’s well worth doing a bit of blog hopping to see all the lovely projects that are being worked on.