Monday, November 29, 2004

Stitching Blogger's QOTW: Stitching Knowledge

Do you know it all or is there something out in the stitching world you still want to know how to do? Okay, am I going to be the only schmuck that says I know it all? I know an extraordinary number of specialty stitches, and my French knots are very good. I have done hardanger, silk ribbon embroidery, lascis, blackwork, stumpwork, and Russian punchneedle. I've put wool felt on my stitching and couched fancy threads.

My big question is how the hell do you finish punchneedle, and short of making patches for clothing or dollhouse rugs, what does one do with it?

My trip was pretty eventful. I got stuck in O'Hare for hours on Wednesday night. They canceled the earlier and later flights to Philadelphia (mechanical failure and lack of plane, respectively). We were delayed and delayed while we waited for late flights to take off ahead of us. Then, when they finally loaded us into the plane, we had to wait to be de-iced because some jacque-ass parked their car in the way of the de-icing truck. What's a regular sedan doing on the tarmac in the first place? you might ask. As did we all... I hope whoever did that got fired. Because I sat in a plane for 2 hours while we waited to be de-iced. Fortunately, I had my knitting. I was patient and being driven insane by people who thought complaining was going to move that car out of the way. Okay, not everyone has to knit, but what about a book? If you are traveling through Chicago, or anywhere really after November 1, shouldn't you be prepared to wait? If everyone were reading, stitching, knitting, playing cards quietly, I think it would have been a lot more pleasant. As it was, the flight attendant nearly had to throw a person off the plane. Then, my cousin's saintly husband picked us up at 2:00 am. And then got up early with the kids on Thanksgiving, and let us sleep in. Otherwise, it was a relaxing holiday. I finished a Christmas scarf, crossed another off my list (cousin's going to make great Aunt's present), finished one RR and got another underway. And I hit the Joann's sale on Saturday (there wasn't much for me there on Friday).

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