Saturday, 2 April 2016
The Imaginative and Intriguing Alphabet Insiders
It's the first Saturday of the month so it's time for detention!
"They only met online, but it changed their lives forever"
I think most of you know the lovely enigmatic Chiara who blogs at The Grey Tail? We were chatting via email a while back and between us came up with the idea of an A-Z language challenge. We batted some ideas around and are calling it the The Alphabet Club. Chiara has the full details on that link but basically she will post a link-up post on the first Saturday of each month (Saturday being detention day in the film) reminding us of the month's letter and we will all link up with themed things, from stitching to designers and local customs.
I is for Inky Darkness from A Dark Alphabet designed by Julie and Becky's Note of Friendship blog.
I is for Intarsia as shown in the Brooke's Book's Stitcher's Alphabet piece I am stitching for the Alphabet Club SAL:
Intarsia is a method of knitting with a number of colours, in which a separate length or ball of yarn is used for each area of colour (as opposed to different yarns being carried at the back of the work). Here is an entry on Wikipedia about it - Intarsia
I is also for Incomplete which is what my H block was last month, so here it is, fully completed:
I added the metallic for the hook and a little beaded heart.
I couldn't really think of an I theme for my stitching, icecream? icicles? igloos? There is IHSW - International Hermit & Stitch Weekend for which I have been stitching Elizabeth Shephard, so here she is:
This is a very old one from the archives - Imperial Dragon by Serendipity Designs:
(I did not get my blog title from them, I had not even realised that I had stitched something by them until I started cataloguing my old pieces!)
No WIPS or UFOs for I though! I did fare a little better when I came to designers. Phew!
Mystery SAL by iStitch
Margaret by Indigo Rose
(bands stitched for a Round Robin)
Autumn by Indigo Rose
(also for a Round Robin - we stitched half a season each)
The final designer I am so surprised that I do not have a started or finished project because I love the designs - Ink Circles. I think it is because I have bought two charts for myself rather than being Gifted them. So they got put to one side in favour of the Gifted Gorgeousness projects. These are the two I own:
There is a fascinating story behind this sampler which Tracy tells on her blog here. There are also various blog posts where she tells us more about how she set about deciphering this valuable sampler.
My blog roll is equally slim for I blogs - thanks heavens for the weirdness that is
and the slightly more normal
Finally I will include my progress on Just Nan's Spring Typography, this is three days worth of stitching:
stitched on 32 count Dark Reed linen.
A nicer green than the picture shows!