Sunday, February 22, 2009
I've knitted straight scarves and blocks, but never got the courage to attempt anything that increased or decreased. When I made a mistake, there's no way I can pick up the stitch and keep going. I guess crochet is more forgiving to ripping out and starting again, so I stuck with crochet all these years.
this was the first counted cross stitch I did, and the last one I swore I'd do. However, I did make up a design for my favorite friends saying, and one other huge name sign. I'll have to dig out that photo. It was a hundred squares an inch, I think, and the frame was about 2 feet by 1 foot.
I had four of these blocks that were given to me and were made by my Great Grandmother Carey sometime in the late 1800's. I shared two with another relative, and this shows the back of one and the top of the other. These have to be one of the oldest UFOs today.