I spent a little time with the Spring Enticement Shawl on Monday. Here is an almost current view as well as what the yarn cake looks like after one of my cats (yet to be determined) did some treasure hunting. The yarn draws fairly well so I'm not going to try to rewind the cake unless there is a major snarl.
Believe it or not, this needle punch project was purchased and started in mid-2007, if not earlier. I guess I had a think for squirrels then and didn't recognize it. Not really. Actually, I share a love of oaks with the furry little
rodents animals so they are constantly part of my environment.
Here is what the project will look like.
Here's the reverse side, which is the side you work "on" with the needle,
and here is the side that will be the finished side. I'm using a frame that is sort of a mini rug hooking frame that sits in my lap. That way, I don't have to hold the embroidery hoop while I punch the fabric. It holds the fabric taut, which is important, and my arm doesn't get tense from holding my hand closed around the hoop for a long period of time. I also find that I don't stab myself at all with this frame.....previously, stabbing was a very likely occurrence. I've filled in a bit more than is pictured here but not enough to warrant another photo. Thanks for the nudge, Stacey. Now, I have more blog material.