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Another Project Long Completed: The Oath!

I posted way way back when I cross stitched the first part of the Green Lantern Oath, and way back, I actually cross stitched the whole thing:

green lantern crossstich

The alignment is obviously a little bit wonky, but I love it anyway. I’ve not yet gotten it framed (I have an idea for making a picture frame but haven’t tried it out yet). I’m proud of my stitching; I don’t cross stitch much, and I’ve never had the patience for those multi-colored-every-five-stitches-change thread projects, so I like coming up with ways to cross stitch words. I’ve got a list of quotes I want to cross stitch eventually, but they always seem to fall to the wayside.

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The Knitting Thing is Not Working Out

Adorable, isnt it?

Adorable, isn't it?

I have, for the third time in my life, taken to knitting like a cow in a shopping cart. Which is to say, it’s not gone well. So, instead, you get a picture of an adorable elephant I cross stitched onto a crochet square. Cross stitching onto crocheted objects is a personal favorite in terms of embellishing a crochet piece. It’s easy, helps use up scrap yarn, and can really make a project pop.

The elephant and the E are my own design. I like simple shapes in all my work, so my elephant is very square. I figure out my cross stitch patterns on graph paper, and when I’m not sure how something should look, I look for other cross stitch patterns to get an idea.

I’d like to do a whole series of crochet squares with cross stitch animals that relate to letters of the alphabet. It’d be popular, I think, as an alternative to the dozens of star blankets and baby clothes sets people make for showers and birthdays and what-have-you. The trick, of course, will be making sure the animals look distinct. Good think graph paper is cheap.