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.

4 comments:

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