Days 11 & 12

Days 11 & 12:  Tuesday & Wednesday, February 1 & 2, 2011.

We got hit hard this week by the “Midwest Blizzard,” so I’ve had a great deal of stitching time these past few days.  I couldn’t get to work Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday because of the snow and ice, and my son and I have been hanging out at home not doing much of anything but watching movies on Netflix, eating, and (in my case, at least) stitching.

I switched to working on Rabbit after getting a little weary of Zen Duck, and have gotten quite a bit accomplished. 

The light color is complete on the first page of the chart, and now I am filling in the dark color.

This is soothing work after Zen Duck, with all its many color changes and confetti.  There’s something very satisfying about working in two colors.  It allows me to concentrate more on the physical act of stitching rather than on reading a chart and keeping track of colors.  That might seem boring, I know, but I actually love the physicality of stitching, be it cross-stitch or knitting.  This two-color chart is the equivalent of garter stitch in knitting; it allows the process to take over and the mind to wander.  I can give myself up to the power of the stitch, over and over and over.

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