THE BUZZ FROM THE HIVE

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Jolly Olde St. Nicholas

I finished St. Nick up yesterday. The original directions for his mustache (kept thinking this didn't look right and needed an "o", but this is the American way to spell)  called for making "Cam's Coils" (named after the designer) where you wrapped the floss in circles and couched them down. I had a heck of a time getting the circles to stay put and look nice, so I looked for an alternative. I remembered seeing some Woolly White at Salty Yarns, so I bought it this past weekend.  I couched this down trying to make little swirls as I went.  The buttons came with the kit though I switched one out because it was way too big. This guy measures 8 X 6  inches. Presenting Olde St. Nicholas by Ewe and Ewe and Friends:


Now to ponder some finishing....

Thanks for stopping by and your "twisted threads" of friendship!

Stasi

6 comments:

  1. Oh wow! He is fantastic! Love that 'stache.

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  2. Way to go, Stasi! The thread you picked up did the trick. I look forward to seeing how you finish him.

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  3. The mustache looks great, Stasi!

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  4. The mustache looks great, Stasi!

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  5. Oooh, St. Nick is completely marvelous! Love the way you used the wool to make his curly mustache (hunh - I want to put an "o" in it too!) - am certain it's much better than coiled and couched floss.

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  6. Oh he is sooooooooo cute Stasi! He would make a cute pillow, a Christmas card holder and a pinafore. I love how you did his mustache. RJ

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