May Wipocalypse

Sorry to say I haven't done any stitching for weeks now, guess I've reached my burn-out phase. To keep my hands and mind busy I've taken a try at knitting. I've found an easy finger-less glove pattern on the internet and this is my 3rd attempt at the pattern.

And now for this months Wipocalypse topic:

May 14 – Topic: What designs or themes do you really wish you could find? What do you think is missing among stitching designs? 

In a one word answer "None".  I've reached SABLE (stash acquired beyond life expectancy) over ten years ago and I've forced myself to go "On the wagon" as it were and not buy any more charts or kits. There are a lot of designers out there that I admire but one in particular that I have always sought out - Teresa Wentzler. I have always loved her dragons and fantasy themed designs.

As far as something missing from stitching designs, well for me personally it's the level of detail in a design. I have never cared for cute-icy simplistic designs. If you're going to spend a large amount of money on fabric and framing - make sure the design is worth your time and cash. Then there's the opposite end of the spectrum. The computer generated charts from a photo or digital image that's 90 plus pages and has more confetti stitching and the odd random color squares than you could shake a stick at. Come on people the least you can do is clean up that kind of mess before you put it up for sale to the public. OK getting off the soap box now.

Thanks for stopping by and Hello to all my new followers!!!!


Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Haha, I quite agree with your comment. I actually bought the TW Christmas Chart Book recently, not because I intend to stitch anything from it but simply to look at the lovely designs in closeup! I might manage a Byzantine Ornie or two.

And I could have written the pararaph about CG charts, in fact, I did, on my blog LOL.

We have so much in common :-)

Marcy said...

Good luck with knitting your glove. It looks good to me but I'm not a knitter. I guess the test for knitting is 'does it fit?'

Mii Stitch said...

Your knitting project looks good to me... but then I know absolutely nothing in this area :D
Hope your stitching bug will come back soon! Looking forward to read your updates again :)

Scrapbrat1 said...

Jan, I saw your comment on my blog about Tyler's Lion -- tried to reply but for some reason can't get it to work. So I followed your name back over here. Anyway, I screwed up. Tyler's Lion is NOT by My Big Toe, it's by Long Dog Samplers. Realized that after I did the post. It's available at 123Stitch if you want to see it or buy. And, I admire your knitting, I have tried it and I CANNOT knit!!!

CathieJ said...

Your mitt has a cable in it. That is not easy knitting to this novice knitter. Good luck on your third try at it.