ITSA – it’s that snail again!

Just thought I would update you one the progress of the very special snail square. A suggestion from Kate Chiconi inspired me to be a bit more creative with the border for Young at fifty‘s contribution to my masterpiece, and to have a permaculture garden theme – not quite as formal as I first proposed. So, I have made some leaves:

A snail surely need a snack!

A snail surely need a snack!

And I have embroidered some stems:

Rambling stems

Rambling stems

I just need to combine the elements now… but that will have to wait until I’m back from my latest teaching gig!

To entertain me in the evenings whilst I am away, I’m going to make myself a pair of slippers… having completed those for Mr Snail-of-happiness, I couldn’t bear to be without some myself. I’m making them with slightly softer wool (this is from Texere), but for added strength, I’m incorporating a strand of sock yarn. I have chosen a self-patterning yarn, to add variety. I think this combination is going to be a little more gentle on my fingers, but may not be so hard-wearing… time will tell.

The beginnings of another slipper

The beginnings of another slipper

Oh, and I should mention the arrival of more squares this morning… they are up on the masterpiece page (with links), but here’s a little preview:

From Willow

From Willow

From Kate

From Kate

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  1. I saved your post about the slippers! One of these days, I am going to fire up my latent crochet muscles and make something !!! I haven’t produced anything for nearly fifty years – my how time flies! ;->

    Virtual hugs,

    Judie

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    • I’m sure it will all come flooding back to you. There is one main stitch for these slippers and once you can do that, they are really quite straightforward… I think I can now even remember the pattern without looking!!
      x hugs x

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  2. You’re getting some beautiful squares there! Can’t wait to see the finished masterpiece.

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  3. That is going to be a very happy snail once all those leaves are in place!

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  4. ha ha ! ITSA !!!! I can hear you murmur something else under your breath ๐Ÿ˜‰ That snail is sure turning out to be an attention seeker ๐Ÿ˜‰ On a serious note, it is already looking stunning with the stems on the border. The different leaves are lovely.

    I love the yellow and brown square by Kate. Beautiful pattern. Is that knitted ?

    It pleases me to see the snail being adopted so lovingly and being given a lovely home ๐Ÿ˜‰ I envy the attention TS is getting ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the updates.

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  5. I enjoy your updates very much! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  6. I love the pattern on that square from Kate. So cool

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