Thursday, September 14, 2006

Santa update

So Since I am not working on any other cross stitch you would think I would of made it a bit further on this guy, but I don't want to bore you with daily photos, where you can't see much change. I had to be a bit slow working out from the bear to the robe, because some where along the line the outer robe became off by 1 stitch to the left and an extra row down. so I made the bottom row from the bear correct with the pattern and filled in the rest above that so I the mistakes would blend in naturally.
So far I am cruising along nicely and am not bored by him yet. I think that the color changes (which are pretty often) helps and also the fact I can see the finish line from here.

So work is going very well, I love my job, it is just like teaching in grad school but without the ongoing thesis work. I get to teach all the time.

In addition I promised myself that I would learn to knit after I graduated, so I signed up for a class on mon nights that started this week. So far it is not as relaxing as others make it look, I am constantly having to think about whether I am kniting or purling and which direction the needle should go,yada yada, but here is a picture of my first attempt.


Anna van Schurman said...

Great job on the Santa. And don't fret the knitting, eventually it will all make sense.

Singular Stitches said...

Santa is looking *fabulous*!!

zoeandcooper said...

You are flying on this piece. It is so adorable! Good luck with learning how to knit. It took me a while too!

Kathy said...

Wow Santa looks fab, looking forward to seeing this one finished. I just love bears.

Hugs xxxxx