- Pattern: Dimensions Gold Petite #6847 "Voyage at Sea"
- Materials: 18 count ivory aida with floss as kitted
- Size: 5 x 7 inches (small but detailed!)
- Time to knit: 4 months (off and on)
This was one of my 2013 WIPocalypse goals (No. 5). Here is what it looked like prior to picking it up again around January 28th. I started it in early October, 2012, because I wanted a small project that I could take along on my commute, etc. I even got a cute 6-inch diameter hoop. The central picture stitched up quite quickly, since it is small, though some of it got rather stiff, working with 3 threads at times. I put it aside after finishing the center bit, because the detailing is extensive and requires 2 charts; I wasn't feeling it. So, pondering what I should do for the February WIPocalypse, I picked up this project because it seemed I might finish. I worked the old map outer border, and all the backstitching, french knots, cording, etc. It wasn't that bad- a few evenings of work, really. That knot of cording at the bottom was pretty fiddly however- took maybe 30 minutes to get right.
If this kit is indicative, the Dimensions Petite Collection is really a lot of bang for a buck. Nice result for a small pricetag and limited time commitment. I picked up another small kit, Beacon at Daybreak, as a companion piece, though I haven't started it yet. Eventually, I would like to hang these in a guest bath. And so, the to-be-framed pile grows. My UFO count is now at 7. I'll probably start something new soon, but what? I am leaning towards a Mirabilia, since I finished Athena and only Royal Holiday remains in the rotation. Maybe Emerald Mermaid, Titania, Petal Fairy, Feather Fairy, or Fairy Roses. I will probably let my husband decide.