Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Great Ideas For Keeping Track When Stitching

These are tips I use and like.  They take a little time at the start of a project but end up saving time in the end.  And no point denying, I need all the help I can get...

This is an idea by Erin T.  featured on her blog Less B1tching,More Stitching.  This is a big help when working with multiple shades of the same colour, which it always seems I am working with.  Depending on time of day, amount of light, angle of the sun, old lady eyes, you name it, it can get tricky to tell some of them apart. Rethreading my needles and having them all ready is something I try to do at the end of each stitching session.
  1. Keep your floss colors organized while you cross stitch - label each one with the chart symbol.  No need to keep threading/un-threading!

A friend on Facebook posted the above idea and isn't it great?  With the dogs and hair, I could never let my wool drift along the floor.  A lot of Rex would wind up being worked into whatever I was crocheting!
I saw a similar bowl for the same thing at Wooltyme.  It was a piece of pottery and very expensive, but what a great gift idea for a knitter or crocheter.  Here is a yarn bowl made by Darrielles ClayArt that was available on Etsy but no longer. Of course, I adore the two little birds and there are many more to choose from.  

Another way to keep track of rows when knitting. Nothing fancy here.  A sheet of paper and a paper clip.  This could work for a crochet pattern too.  It was pinned by Teresa on Pinterest.

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And this last one, as Little Dorrit, the television series, fans, I could not help but show you this vintage type counter.  I guess you could work out something like this with cardboard yourself if you'd a mind to.


Before I leave you today, I just have to show you this most beautiful quilt.

Danny Amazonas created this quilt to celebrate motherhood.  A work of art, really.

So have you worked out great ideas for keeping track when working through a pattern?  Care to share?