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Sunday, January 4, 2009

Psst! Stash alert and Cricket Sheep!

Uh, did you know Silk N Colors was nearly EIGHT BUCKS a skein??? I only needed two for this project, but I had NO idea about that. It's only used in the little red and green stitches in the hats, but geez! Next time I'll sub my trusty old DMC rather than spend my money on that for such a small amount of stitching!

This is my wintry project, Do You Hear What I Hear?, by Cricket. I love her designs and have many many many of them. There's something about sheep....

Fabric is Wichelt's Star Sapphire, 28 ct., over two. The Sheep's Silk was much more moderately priced, but the designer said her model was on 18 count with two ply of that stuff! NO WAY! I couldn't even work two ply on the 14 count. So I'm using one, and it's wooly enough for me. But my LNS was out of the fun variegated Taupstone, so I substitued a gray for that. Here's a peek at the first little sheepy taking shape.

Cute! Like I said, just something about sheep. :)

Now onto some stash. My DH got me a nice gift certificate (which I'm nearly out of now), and here's a bit of what I spent it on.

I used to have that Bent Creeek design, but sold it. Then I found it in the clearance bin at the LNS. I was just about to hit eBay for it, because I want to do it for my nephew! Score! So, there's my stitchy week-at-a-glance. Until next time,



20 comments:

Rachel said...

The sheep do look very cute. Something about the cocked heads of confusion? I agree with the shock value of some of the fibers that are out there - amazing!

tkdquintmom said...

I'm with you on the fiber price...BONG! You find yourself bitting your lip so you don't go postal at the shop owner...lol...he's turning out so cute! I love CEC patterns too..I have Sleepy Hollow all kitted up and ready to go...someday.

WendyZ said...

As long as it's not cancelled, my crochet class starts tomorrow. I can only imagine the world of hurt it will put on my wallet.

staci said...

Sooo cute! I agree, there's just something about sheep!!!

Daffycat said...

Oh goodness...those sheep are way too adorable! Stop with the enabling already! Now I have to add these to my wish list...

stitcherw said...

Lovely new stash and what a fun start, your sheep is looking very cute.
Sue

Cindy F. said...

Love your new start...and GREAT stash! That's expensive floss!!

Wendy said...

I like your Wintry project! Looks really nice. It's always nice to receive a gift certificate. Especially when it is from your favorite store.

Dee said...

I have that sheep pattern in my stash too. Love the crisp colors. It's the perfect winter-stitch.

Quirky said...

That is one cute sheep! Love the stash.

Ranae said...

OH! I love sheep too.
Yours is looking great.
Love all those stitchy charts. I wish my hubby would at least get a me a gift certificate.
Happy 2009!!

Jane said...

Your new Winter project looks like a fun stitch, Tammy. I'll be sure to watch your progress on this one.

Great stash enhancement too! Don't you just love new goodies to bring home? :)

Lelia said...

Luv the cricket project you are working on. Great choices of stash, too!

Happy New Year

DaisyGirl said...

Wow! That's really expensive! Thank goodness I haven't needed that brand yet!
Donna

Glenna said...

I about fainted when I saw the price on Silk N Colors last time I looked. And I need 3 skeins for a project, and I haven't decided what to do. I love the stuff, but really...

Cute, cute sheep project!

Leila Jo said...
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Leila Jo said...

If you're still looking for Silk n Colors, Needle in a Haystack (www.needlestack.com) is having a 20% off sale until this Sunday.

Leila Jo said...

Thanks for the sweet message Tammy! Love your witchy stitcher blog too!

Redwitch said...

Thanks for stopping by! I've added you to my reader :)

The sheep is very cute and silks are v.expensive, esp. now the £ has weakened against the $ :(

Vonna said...

Is that a new pattern by TCC? I've never seen it and I absolutely ADORE sheep! Must check into that...how cute! Love the start :)