A Pretty Little Treasure

For the past couple of days I’ve been working on Treasure Keep from the February issue of The Gift of Stitching. It is a lovely design featuring a wooden swan embellishment. Because I like the back side of my swan better, I decided to flip the chart for the front of the design. It is stitched on hand-dyed fabric from Stitches and Spice and uses threads from Old Willow Stitchery. Here is what I’ve accomplished so far, with the swan added for effect.

Treasure Keep (front)

Treasure Keep (portion of back)

The other day I mentioned a knitting finish that I haven’t shared yet. It is Calorimetry by Kathryn Schoendorf (from Knitty, Winter 2006). It is a head scarf, more or less. The picture isn’t the best, sadly. I used Red Heart Super Saver in colourway Monet. Truthfully, I really don’t like the yarn. I’ve tried washing it a few times in different things to soften it, but to no avail. I suppose it doesn’t matter, since it is for wearing on my head. The colours are pretty at least, but I plan to change the button when I find a nicer one.

Lastly, March is about to start, which means it is time for Mirabilia March! I’ll be working on Halloween Fairy, and I hope that I will be better able to concentrate on one design rather than jumping all over the place like I have been this month.

Here is where I am on Halloween Fairy right now:

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