Are you ready for our first stitchalong pattern? A few days ago, I shared a supply list with you. Have you gathered them? No? Ok, run along to the store real quick. I'll be here when you get back....
Ready now? Our theme for January is snow, as in snowflake, snowman, snowball. Well we don't see much of that here in Texas, thank goodness. Although we did have a white Christmas this year. But you're not here to read about the weather, are you? I didn't think so. Do you want to see what we'll be stitching this month?
Warm, cozy mittens with snowflakes on them! You can find the pattern here. Trace the pattern in the center of one of your white squares. You can use a water soluble tracing pen, tracing chalk, whatever you like best for tracing. A light box comes in handy too.
Now get to stitching! Here's how I stitched mine. I used 2 strands of embroidery floss for all of my stitches. I used mostly back stitch, with chain stitch for the yarn rope holding the mittens and for the accent on the cuffs. A couple of french knots to dot my i's. Easy, right? I promised you it would be! I can't wait to see what you do with yours.
When you finish stitching, press your square flat and cut it to a finished 4 1/2 inches square, leaving a 1/4 inch unstitched all the way around as a seam allowance. Take a picture and add it to our flickr group! Now put it in your storage bag so it doesn't get lost! Wonder what we're stitching next month? You'll have to wait and see!