Vardhman Variegated Yarn
8ply / DK / Worsted Weight
7 mm Knitting Needles
After all the experiments for my friends it was now time to make something for my boyfriend. Being a devoted Manchester United fan I figured he’d appreciate this. I used KG-Chart program to convert the logo and then spent about 8 hours editing it to have just 3 colours instead of the initial 25 – 30 colours. It took me a month to complete each cross stitch logo which is about 10″x11″ and then I knit the scarf using 6/8 cables. After all that work I decided it was better to put his name on it as well. I used a celtic cross stitch pattern site that I can’t find now. Needless to say he really likes it and I’ve been asked by all the other football fans for one with their team logo. Although I haven’t gotten around to actually doing that yet.
KG-Chart for Cross Stitch https://www.iktsoft.net/kgchart-en/kgchart/
Vardhman Babysoft Yarn
4ply / Fingering Weight
4 mm Crochet Hook
This was the first phone case I made for one of my colleagues. I wasn’t really happy with the results because it ended up looking like a coin purse. I cross stitched the logo as a request.
4ply / Fingering Weight
2 mm Knitting Needles
My husband asked for an eye mask to help him sleep during the day while he was on the night shift. Again I misjudged the amount of a border I would need to keep the stockinette stitch from curling.
Anchor Embroidery Floss
My mom bought me a cross stitch book and I always liked this pattern. After some years of procrastination I finally decided to make it during my break between 2nd and 3rd year of graduation. I was adamant to do a good job and remember starting over because I had used knots and it felt bumpy when flat. Luckily, I hadn’t done much so wasn’t difficult to start again without knots. I was so happy when it was done but because of the amount of work I never had the courage to get it framed and put it on display. It’s been rolled up in a tube safe in my drawer. The pattern is Jungle Friends from Easy to make needlepoint by Stella Edwards.
DMC Embroidery Floss
So to start off, this was my first project. I used to watch my grandmother cross stitch in her spare time and always wanted to do something. She would give me small projects but I would quickly loose interest and want to play (I was around 9 or 10). This particular year, (I had turned 11) I wanted to make a gift for my mom and so using an old cross stitch borders pattern book of my grandmother’s I choose a few images and put them all together. I remember asking mom which animals and colors she liked and trying not to tell her it was for her. She obviously figured it out but was still happy to receive it. And that’s probably why I started trying to make gifts rather than buying them.