I Have A Dilemma

I have a dilemma with my Noah’s Ark. Because I am doing it four times as large I realized in the past couple of days that the stitching I am doing on the center panel with the ark, now looks blocky (or “pixelated” as one of my friends referred to it). The reason this is happening is that instead of there being one stitch – there is now a square of four of any particular color.

What this means then is that I am going to have to get a little creative. Another friend of mine recommended that I blend threads in places where it looks blocky. So, I’m up to the task and fortunately have not stitched very much in that middle block, but that will have to be a project for another weekend. Noah’s Ark is being put aside for now. I’m not going to take a picture of it right now though as I want to wait until I’ve progressed on it some more.

So, last night I’m at my LNS with my stitching group and my friend Betty starts picking out materials to knit an afghan. In addition to that, another stitcher started knitting an afghan last night. I am way to assimilistic (is that even a word??) and of course thought – I feel like knitting something too! So, I began a new afghan.
I only have about 5 rows right now (130 stitches across – using 10.5 circulars) so it will be awhile before I have any significant progress to show.

I do want to get some time in on Camelot Sampler this weekend, so I am going to try and alternate the knitting with the stitching. Tonite though for sure it will be knitting.