New Year, New Start!

I rang in 2019 with a big new start, my very first Chatelaine, Frosty Knot Garden!! Here is today’s work.

It is so pretty with nice winter-y colors and the Petite Treasure Braid is SO sparkly and fun and I’m pleased with how quickly it’s moved along today!! I feel like I made a lot of progress in one day! But then again the parts only get bigger as you move out from the center so I know it will slow down!

Here is the whole design:

I have modest plans to just make the center quatrefoil (the 4 circle border ) this year and see how I like it. I’m not sure I’ll love making a mandala. Too repetitive for me? But it is so beautiful and I really admire it so if it goes well, I’ll be pleased, and if I can’t get into it, I know what NOT to buy (I’m looking at you, Glendon Place Plum Pudding and Ink Circles Tapestry and all the other Chatelaines!)

9 thoughts on “New Year, New Start!

  1. Hello Mary. I’m a new follower since it has been announced you will be taking over the Smalls SAL. I look forward to getting to know you and participating each month. Thank you for stepping up.

    Your new start is beautiful. I’ve seen so many people working on these. I wish you lots of luck with it in the upcoming year.

    1. Welcome! Thanks for joining! Same here-I think we’ve been back and forth to each others’ blogs a little already!

  2. Love the new start, especially the colors! Like you, I think a Chatelaine would be too repetitive for me. I’m interested in learning your final decision on this type project.

    1. Thank you! Yes it is so soft. And I am really enjoying the sparkly Petite Treasure Braid. It is really fun to see it come together. So far it is not so bad but we’ll see how I feel about doing the big corners and edges 4 times!

    1. I know! I also have Holland Springtime which I love but is SO big! And I have several others I have my eye on if this goes well!

    1. Thanks! It’s not so bad actually. But I am going to try to pay close attention so I don’t get in a “zone” and the “zone out!” and make mistakes!

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