Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Embroidering a Whale Onesie
Since the baby has been born, I haven't been doing very much creatively, and I miss it. I've missed blogging and I've missed making things. So the other night I sat down and embroidered a onesie for the baby. It should have been easy, but my skills are very rusty.
I used this pattern, but simplified it a little bit and inadvertently reversed the image. It was my first time embroidering on a rib knit, and it was hard! I had to use interfacing to keep the fabric from warping and a regular needle rather than an embroidery needle, which meant using fewer strands of embroidery floss, to fit through the tight knit. It's all done in a simple back-stitch (my favorite) with French knots for the eyes.
Hopefully the baby will like it; I'm saving it for his first trip to the Pacific Ocean, next week.