Monday, October 25, 2010

Caroline's Stocking - DONE!

It took about twice as long as I had planned, but the stitching on Caroline's stocking is finally done!  Yeah!

It took lots of different fibers: Silk and Ivory, Vineyard Silk, Splendor, Silk Lame', Kreinik metallics, Neon Rays +, Flair, Frosty Rays, Appleton crewel wool, Paternayan wool, Fancy Fur, Santa's Beard and Suit, overdyed floss, cotton floss, Watercolours and a few others.

I spent a lot of time on the faces, the eyes were particularly challenging.  Santa's beard is a simple packed outline.  His coat is a staircase variation.  My favorite is the dotted Swiss on the lavender dress.  Santa's bag is something called Virginia's stitch.  The cradle and angel's dress are burden stitches.  When doing the big lavender gift box, I misread the stitch diagram for offset Scotch and ended up with something I like--I just don't know what it is.  The only frequently used stitch that wasn't fun was the "frog" stitch.