There are too many women from the stories that I love to list here. This one is for Ms. Rose Tyler. The tenth Doctor and Rose had such a sad ending. I don’t watch it too often since it leaves me in a daze every time I watch it.
I wanted to make these mitts ever since the very first time I saw the episode. The extent of my knowledge of knitting back then was basic cast on, cast off, purl and knit. Since then I have learned how to make fingerless mitts, and from there I jumped straight into cable. I am happy to say that once I started knitting the second mitt, I was already able to knit without looking at the pattern file anymore. I love this pair of gloves so much! I added an extra diamond to cover my palm a little better. They not only keep my hands warm, they also make me feel warm and comfortable in a very nostalgic way. This pattern by Christina Slattery can be found on Ravelry.
It always seems that happy and sad endings walk along side by side. Unlike Rose and the Doctor, Ms. Elizabeth Bennet did get her wonderful happily ever after. I love her character so much that I found myself needing to draw this Pride and Prejudice embroidery pattern.
I used wash-off stabilizer for the first time on this piece. It leaves a tiny bit of starchiness after washing, which gives the whole piece a wonderful finish. I used DMC perle 8 for the first time too, a navy thread. I used three different stitches for varying thickness: chain stitch, stem stitch and back stitch, with chain stitch being one of my favourites. I really love how it turned out. At the moment I am not exactly sure what I will do with this block. I may come up with a few more designs to make a small Pride And Prejudice quilt.
My ageless cactus plant blooms only once a year. Just for a couple of days all the flowers burst open together like a fireworks finale. Every year the display is more spectacular than the year before. The flowers are very much like these ladies I love so much, rare and beautiful.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone,