First off the needles was this - it's a wall hanging for Grandma, which has three crosses on. However as you can see, the yarn doesn't show up the pattern that well. The pattern's in garter stitch, but if I did it again I'd do it in reverse stocking stitch which would be tighter and show up better.
So... I embroidered a border on it, using glittery turquoise thread... as you can see, the results were much better. the yarn used is Lana Grossa (both the LYS and craft shop sell lots of Lana Grossa so I'm very lucky as they do some wonderful yarns). It's cotton with little shiny bobbles (like tiny wee pearls). The Lavender is draped for effect :p
So... if you read me all the way through - well done! I don't mind if people don't read really, I'm more about photographing the work and the yarns and the needles and stuff. But I think it's interesting to have progress reports and pics on because that's useful to anyone else who's using the same pattern or is interested in trying a pattern (and needles and yarn).
So I will soon update on Forest Canopy and my tank top - which I am going to sew up today and try on (it looks very big :s ). I have a tonne of uni work for Monday, so don't expect much progress or another update til after Monday! I'll just be snatching a few rows here and there. I also intend to post photos of my uni work (drawings and models) so you can see what it is that I do that I'm always moaning about!! It's creative - I study Architecture, so thought it's not knitting, it's still of interest (I think!!).
Ciao for now sorry it's such a big post!