Monday, January 2, 2012
Another Creepy finished!
I didn't have Lorikeet in Bright Orange on hand, but I did have it in Narcissus Dark, an overdye. The result makes me smile--it's a reminder of my youngest daughter's latest (beautiful) hair coloring effect, called Ombre'.
Many stitchers hate using Lorikeet because it can be hard to separate the 9 strands of wool. The trick is to start separating about 3/4 to 1" from the end, teasing the strands apart. Then it's a simple matter of pulling each strand from the end. Really!
Now, what about the name Mehitabel? It is a Hebrew name meaning "God rejoices", but it is most well known as the name of a fictional cat. Author Don Marquis started writing newspaper articles "ghost written" by a cockroach named Archy whose best friend is a cat named Mehitabel. (Thank you Google.)
Happy New Year and Happy Stitching to All!