A little batch of owls in the shop! :) I have 2 more fuzzy young adult and a mama Ice Owl to do too so those should be up in the next few days too.
Cross stitch necklaces now up for purchase on Otterly Design on Etsy!
You can also order a custom design motif of your own pet or favourite animal, just send us a message on Etsy.
Next up, cross stitch Sherlock portrait necklaces!
Royal Copenhagen inspired miniature kittens, available here. :)
I finished my Pieces of Eight Mitts! Looking through some of the diagrams and pictures made it seem a bit daunting at first, but the pattern is very well-written and methodical. I like how the designer warns that anyone who attempts these mitts should be comfortable with the idea of “smoothing out” uneven stitch counts. I know I certainly had to do that a couple times!
I used Patons Kroy Socks in Singin’ the Blues Stripes, which is almost as good as the Starry Night colours I envisioned when I first saw this pattern. I love the alternating blue and grey stripes, and I’m super happy that I was able to start each mitt in about the same spot in the stripe pattern.
Mods: twisted ribbing for the thumbs, slwyif for a clean top edge, added some short rows to the hand to make the fit better for my teeny wrists, flipped the second mitt inside out twice so I could do regular twisted ribbing on both thumbs.
All in all these were quicker than I thought, and just as entertaining as I expected. Thanks for looking!