The above photo shows the Just Cross Stitch magazine with the lovely heart as a pillow, and below that you can see what I have stitches thus far. This is a SAL with my dear friend Mary. She's awesome. Go check out her blog. I can't stitch anything as lovely as Mary does, but I am most pleased that she is doing the SAL with me. So much fun.
I am using the DMC 304 red thread. I had thought about breaking down the pattern and doing some in green, pink and gold...but I am giving this to Hubs for V-day so I wanted to keep it less girly as possible and just red for love. He has no clue and since he doesn't read my blog (whew) then I can let you all take a peek as I progress.
I spent days doing Tunisian crochet and I finally came to a conclusion. I really don't like it. I can knit faster than I can do Tunisian knit stitch or purl, so why not just knit? I know, I kept asking myself the entire time I was doing it...why are you doing this again? I couldn't come up with a good answer so I frogged it all and now am moving on.
I really need to work more on my shawl.
This is what I have knitted so far. I have a long way to go. But can you see the cool design element I was talking about in the other post.
Here's an up close picture:
I really adore this pattern. If you'd like to knit this shawl, then go here for the free pattern. I am using the Red Heart yarn called for in the pattern, but not the color way...I am using Petunia. It's so lovely in read life. All purples and pinks and I just love it to pieces! :)
Wishing you a lovely day and if I don't catch up with you later, then Happy Weekend, to ya, too. :)