Sunday, January 31, 2010

Wedding Prayer

I am now half way around with the backstitching and it's actually looking quite good I think. I'm liking it more and more as I go. Except that I've almost run out of 3371 so I think a run to the shop tomorrow might be in order, but I think the only place left only sells Anchor. Oh well, I'll see what the conversion looks like.

I'm now thinking about the finishing. I know basically what I'm going to do, but I'm wondering about washing it. I think I'm going to have to put iron on interfacing on the back so the backstitch doesn't come undone, as in a few places I've had to cut just one stitch and force the ends to the back as the wonderful chart confused me and I got it wrong. I'm thinking I'll need to put the interfacing on before I wash it as otherwise those ends might make a bid for freedom. Or I could just skip the washing.

Incidentally - I've turned on comment moderation for posts over 7 days old as I recently noticed I was getting a load of spam comments, and figured that moderating older posts comments might help without being noticed too much. If the spam continues I may go to full moderation, but I'll see how it goes. So if when you're trying to comment you get a message saying it will be moderated - it's not cos I think you're going to be horrible :D The other thing I could do if it keeps up is turn on the word verification, which I personally find really annoying, hence why I haven't turned it on yet.


Cheryl said...

I like this even more with the further progress you've made! Sorry you've run out of thread. Hope the shop has what you need.

As for the finishing, I think I'd interface and then wash since you've got those loose ends to deal with.

Z said...

Conversion averted lol. I remembered at the last minute that the fabric shop now sells DMC, so all was saved.

Karan said...

The backstitching is really bringing this piece to life. Love it! :0)
Never thought about adding interfacing before washing. Thanks for the tip. :0)

Carol said...

The backstitching is definitely making your project pop. Looks great.

MysteryKnitter said...

That is awesome. I have full moderation too, thanks to that spam. I accept all the comments in person or deny accept in person.