April will be a stitching focus month for me.
At the beginning of the year I set up a few goals for myself. Some of them dealt with cross stitch. One specifically was to pick a QS(quick stitch)from HAED and finish it.
Well, I have finally found one that I want to do; it's Magic Witch. I'm not really sure what drew me to this piece. I like the subject matter and I think that I have witches on the brain(my Harry Potter addiction is responsible for that). In the spirit of Project Spectrum it's also a March/April transition piece. I'm not a fan of yellow and orange, but the candlelight in this picture will satisfy the yellow/orange of April.
Watching everyone's progress and success with the Knitting Olympics really made me want to set a personal challenge for myself and originally my plan was to try and finish a QS in a month. This piece has 31,350 stitches in it--that's 1045 stitches per day! Now I am not saying it's not possible, BUT on a good day I can stitch about 400 stitches. I suppose I could bag cleaning my house, taking care of my children/husband/pets, eating, exercise, knitting, sleep, etc. Hmmmmm, not a bad idea ;)
I wanted my goal for this to be attainable but not too easy, so I had decided to shoot for 600 stitches per day--which would give me 18000 by the end of the month(over half of the piece).
**EDIT--I seriously had to rethink the whole 600 stitches per day--I kept up with it for 3 days, but it was taking 3+ hours per day to do it. I think that I may have to adjust my goals to a minimum of 400 stitches per day--so by the end of the month I should have between 12000 and 18000 stitches into this piece. I'd be thrilled if I could get more that halfway done!**
Here's what I have done so far(I started on the 1st):
Magic Witch--Week 1(2200 stitches)