Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Gracious Parcels Squares…Finished!

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

I finally finished my set of Gracious Parcels for firefly’s Habitat for Humanity project. I’m pretty pleased with how they came out considering I had never tried these stitch patterns before. I made each one with a different stitch pattern, and made homemade tags to explain what they are supposed to represent.

I did Grass in a basketweave stitch; Autumn Leaves in a broken rib stitch [the easiest of them all]; and Bountiful Harvest is a combination of broken rib and rib-and-ridge stitches. I made this one up with the broken rib representing wheat fields in a taupey-brown yarn and rows of yellow “corn” for the rib-and-ridge stitch. It’s really fun how the “corn” rows stick up and form a rolling ridge.

I’m packing them off in today’s mail to their new destination. I hope they conform to what she wanted for her squares. I had to rip out and recalculate my stitches several times to get a 7 inch square, or as close as I could come to one. So, it was a learning experience for me all the way around.

Comments:

Oh ... beautiful, gracious parcels!  They are so pretty, and your tags look wonderful.  This is just what I had in mind, and you embraced the creativity and aesthetics of the project beautifully.

Thank you so much, these parcels of “land” will be very precious and scrumptious for some lucky family to receive as a part of their blanket!

Best to you,
firefly

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