Scarf for uncle is finished and shipped.
Gift for new little person in the world is done and blocking. No pictures until mom & son receive package!
There is to be a little embroidered cross (bullion stitches) at the center of each pattern at the purl stitch. The pattern recommends embroidering before seaming, which makes sense given that the yarn will shrink 20% in the first wash. Grumperina asked if I would be using separate pieces of yarn to do the embroidery or just carry one long strand throughout. My first reaction was to use little pieces and then weave in the ends, but I'm still mulling it over.
Here's the back:
I was thinking that if I use one long strand, the floats might be too long and get all funky with the shrinkage, but if I use smaller pieces, then I may have to contend with little pieces of yarn sticking out all over the place. What to do? I'm open to suggestions/opinions!