Monday, August 11, 2008

I've made some progress ;-)

As you can see, I've made some progress with Randenlap Celtic over the weekend. ;-) I literally rotted in front of the TV watching the Olympic coverage. How about the US Swim team? I was jumping up and down rooting those guys on during the relay late last night. What a win! I really enjoy watching the games every time it comes around.

But back to RC. As you can see, I've been skipping around on this piece. It's charted for two similar colors and the original plan was to only use one color (the one that is stitched on the piece is called Crab Doodles). But I remembered at some point on Friday evening, that Vikki Clayton put out a limited edition color that is very similar to the variegated color I'm using. So I went ahead and ordered enough to complete the piece on Saturday. Below are the two color sets. The top three skeins are the colors that comprise Crab Doodles (2453/2435/5307) and the bottom three are the colors that comprise the LE color (2451/2437/5307). So at this point I only need to finish one band in Crab Doodles and then I'll start a small band with the LE color when it comes and see if it works. I'm hoping it will be a subtle change. In any case, I will finish the last band today and I'll have to put this piece aside until the fibers arrive in the mail sometime later in the week. I'm not sure what I'll stitch but I'm thinking maybe St. Reatham or maybe a new start.
I'll leave you with a photo of the pugs. They were sleeping and I had the camera on the coffee table but when I moved to pick it up they all went on alert! I'm sure they were hoping it was time for a walk. :-)


piko said...

a pug on sofa still seems sleepy.:D

Barbara said...

Beautiful stitching, but it's the pug pic that totally grabs me! :D

Kathryn said...

I am a cat person, but that is THE cutest picture! My non-dog husband thinks the sofa cushions are toast. Spoilsport.

Rowyn said...

Wow, RC is looking very impressive.

Cute pugs! :-)

Katrina said...

They are so cute! Love your blues too.

Kathy said...

I love the color you are using on that piece. Nice job so far. Those Celtic pieces can get confusing if you make one wrong move.

Love the pugs. They are soooooo cute. Give them a hug for me.