"But, really, why does anyone create? You feel a... a restlessness inside, a need to make something new, something no one has ever seen before. You want to add to the beauty and the richness of the world with a gift, an offering that is uniquely yours. It's an act of selfishness and generosity, all rolled into one."

-- Bruce Coville,
The Last Hunt

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Yet Another Bookmark

This is Jane's Double-Sided SCMR Bookmark. I used Lizbeth size 20 in Christmas Green (#638) and Black. This is a very cool pattern. It's complicated enough to hold your interest, and yet the repeat is very short and the stitch count is always the same, so you can let your mind wander a bit. It's a nice pattern to make while you're Thinking About Things.

I really like the way Jane did the tail, with alternating sets of flipped and unflipped stitches. However, this one is for a man, and one who likes to think he's pretty macho, so I thought the picots created by this technique might be too frilly. I was sick of lock-stitch chains, so I went with split rings.

I go back to work tonight, so I won't be blogging as much. I work 12-hour shifts, so the days I work I generally don't have time for much else. I'll definitely keep up with comments but won't be able to post for a few days.


  1. That's SO pretty. What super 'man' colours. Thank you for testing the pattern.

  2. Very pretty! I love blue and green together!

  3. Love the bookmark and the Lizbeth thread came up well!!!!!!