12 hours ago
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Completed The Red and The Black
Completed 'The Red and The Black' from Prairie Moon.
Changed the C and the D positions in the pattern layout.
Changed the E to not have the 'bump' stitch.
Added a stitch to the K to give it more foot.
Changed the Z.
Omitted the obvious pattern errors that showed red in the letter frames where it shouldn't be.
Decided to omit the center red stitches from the 20 circle motifs at the bottom of the pattern.
I like them looking more like flowers, and not so harsh.
Finished out at 5 x 7 1/8, on 28 count white jobelan, one over one, dmc 310 and dmc 718.
Used about 1 1/2 skein of the black, and 1/2 skein of the red.
Because of all the black, whatever second color you choose becomes darker once surrounded by all the black.
Nice little pattern, and a break from the larger projects.
Less than a week to stitch.