Wednesday, February 17

Happy Weasel War Dance!

I did it, huzzah!

I finished Ferret Knot Wednesday afternoon.  I had taken it with me to work on Monday, when we had an ice day, so not a whole lot of work going on, since the University was closed and made a ton of progress, and I just needed to finish it off a bit, and give it a good wash.

Fer Serial - this was my desk Monday morning.
It was also my argument for going home early.
I purchased this pattern from White Willow Stitching shortly after I moved to NC 7(!!!) years ago.  I had gone with friends to the Lazy Daizy and the French Knot (both stores sadly now closed) and picked out the fibres there.  It calls for just DMC, but I wanted to change it from DMC for two reasons:  1.  I think this particular pattern just screams for overdyes/variegation and 2.  The DMC colors were hideous.

Dat face!

That swirl was just fun to stitch.
I had ferrets for so many years, I couldn't not pick something with a bit more actual ferrety flavor.   The fabric is just some 28 count antique white linen I had on hand.   I love how this came out and my only issue was with the linen.  I felt it was too loose and I wish I had either used something with a tighter weave or that I had used a smaller count, but I'm still super, super in love with it.

I took this photo on Feb 8, 2009, just a month after I moved here.
Fibres used were:
GAST Oatmeal ("white" area of face)
Simply Shaker (GA) Lambswool (creamy areas)
WDW Whiskey (gold)
GAST Dark Chocolate (dark brown)

The pattern can be found here: Ferret Knot at White Willow Stitching

Fun story: In 2011 a friend flew me to Montreal to attend a mini-con that was being hosted/put on by one of my favorite authors.   I was sitting in the lobby of the hotel where the panels were being presented and I saw someone, who was also attending the con, stitching on Ferret Knot.   I very rarely see any stitching out "in the wild," and for it to be a relatively odd-duck piece that I was also stitching on was so cool!  And yes, of course I rushed on over to talk to the stitcher.   Haha.   She was stitching it on Aida with the recommended DMCs.

Now onto my next project!
I've given myself free reign until March 1 when I want to pick back up on the Zodiac Mystery and finish off my RR (the last piece I need to get isn't going to get back to me for quite a while).  So I'm I'm trying to decide between my Triforce of Badassery or WWKCD...

16 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your Hapy War Dance!
    This is an awesome design and the colours are wonderful too. Very ferrety!
    I wonder if the other stitcher finished their's yet?

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    1. Thanks! And I wonder, too? I bet she did :)

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  2. Yay!! Congratulations on the finish, Suz! I loved watching your progress on this one and your fiber choices are spot on. :-)

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    1. Thank you so much for your compliment! I do tend to over-worry about thread choices when I go out on my own. I'm a "boring" stitcher who is very happy doing what the designer recommends most of the time :)

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  3. Congrats on your finish, I love the pattern and colors you used.

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  4. Congrats on the finish :D I really love the colors in this piece

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  5. Awesome job congrats! I love the variegated threads you chose they turned out really great!

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    1. Thank you so much :)

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  6. Great finish, you were really flying on that last bit there! He's looking great, I love your colour choices, they are indeed much prettier than the DMCs as far as I can judge :)

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    1. Thank you so very much! I'm actually a bit surprised at how fast I finished him! :)
      The DMC was so, so bad ;) And boring ;)

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  7. Beautiful finish lady!!

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    1. Thank you so much! :)

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  8. Woohoo!!! Congratulations on an excellent finish. Your colour choices are fantastic.

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    1. Thank you, thank you!

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