This weekend was IHSW (International Hermit & Stitch Weekend), but I only got a smidgeon of stitching done (hence the post title).
Even though I was up to my eyeballs in schoolwork, I was bound and determined to pull out my Tree of Stitches and make a little progress. I managed to get part 3 (the dreaded French knots) and part 4 (the eyelet stitch) finished.
I was going to try making colonial knots, but really, I don't see the difference between them and French knots. I know there's a difference in the way you wrap the thread around the needle, but the result looks identical to me. Since a good friend taught me how to do French knots properly last year, I have no fear of them and that part went quite smoothly (although I do find them tedious to do).
The eyelet stitch, on the other hand, is so fun!! O-M-G!! They take a while to do, but I love them!! I love the way they stitch up and the way they look. Fun, fun, fun! They are the first stitches I've ever done that pulled the threads and manipulated the fabric. It was very cool to do. Did I mention I love them?
Sadly TOS is going away again for a while. Fingers crossed I get a chance to get a little more done in December, otherwise I won't be touching it again till at least February or March because of the Ultimate Crazy January Challenge (UCJC). Click here for details.