Friday, May 27, 2011

Cool Waves and Dark Waters

I've had a productive day or two. I managed to finish crocheting an afghan started many months ago. Just in time to welcome in Summer. DOH! I also pulled out a HAED project, Dark Waters. I'm actually stitching a triptyche of art, but started with the bottom piece, Dark Waters, an ocean of mermaids, there's a center which is just water and sky and the top piece is a sky full of angels. Not a lot of progress on Dark Waters, I'm trying to fill in areas of confetti which is wonderful for the detail of the piece but doesn't really show much for several hours of stitching. But I love this art and it's going to be freakin' awesome when completed. If it's ever completed that is.

Here's my Cool Waves throw stitched with the same exact colors as in the magazine because I'm unimaginative that way, actually I love these colors and I had them all right here in the stash so I went with what worked. Please ignore where Pineapple the cat has clawed up my wicker. She's evil. This pattern is from a Crochet Today special issue, Quick and Easy Gifts. The yarn is good old Red Heart.


I have more afghans planned, some using the exact colors from the magazines because I'm trying to deplete the Red Heart stash and mostly because I happen to like the colors the original design was created with. I suck at the color thing, when I attempt my own interpretation it's usually catastrophic, at least to whom ever is unfortunate enough to gaze upon it.






This is my current progress on Dark Waters. I love the detail in the fish to her left. That makes the confetti stitching so worth it. Yes, my fabric is dirty and believe me, over the next ten years of stitching on this I suspect it will get even more dirty. Such is the life of a slow work in progress.


Have you seen Tanya's new designs? Head over to The Scarlett House and show her the love! They are wonderful!


Hope everyone is able to spend many hours with the little X this weekend! Especially the Americans who have a long weekend, that's 24 extra stitching hours!


What are your stitching plans?




10 comments:

The Scarlett House said...

Melissa, I normally wouldn't like a stitched piece like that, but it is going to be really cool. And so is your afghan. I am really impressed. I couldn't even begin to make something like that. Thanks so much for showing me the "love".
Have I ever told you how much I love Pineapple's name?

mdgtjulie said...

Both projects look great. The colors in the afghan are really beautiful. And Dark Waters looks good too. I have all three pieces on my wishlist!!

Sylvia said...

I just love your throw - great job. Your HEAD piece is going to be amazing when done.

Siobhan said...

Oh, I love that!! Great job on the afghan. I love the colors. Your Dark Waters is coming along nicely, too!

Margaret said...

I'm loving the colors on this blog post. lol! That is a really nice HAED piece -- I'm like Tanya, HAED isn't usually my thing. I like this one! Love that afghan! Wow! It's gorgeous!

cauchy09 said...

ooh, great afghan! i love all those blues together.

Dona said...

Melissa, I love your afghan colors! Perfect for summer - blue and cool. Dark Waters goes well with it, too!

Katrina said...

Love the afghan and Haed piece!!!!

Michelle said...

Your afghan is wonderful! Congrats on the finish. I have the three HAED charts too - and one of these days maybe I'll get started. You've inspired me. So pretty!!! I fell in love with that piece immediately when I saw it.

cross stitch kits said...

Your HAED looks very beautiful, don't worry about a few marks (although I couldn't located them) they will go away if you wash it by hand.