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Not much of a Surprise! actually

Thank you for all of your comments on the last couple of posts. You all rock!

I have finished the first sock in Opal Surprise! and I’m about 3/4ths done with the second sock. Ribbed socks look so… unlikely to fit a human foot.

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I even made some progress on the cross stitch iPhone case. I verified that Shepard is wearing a set of N7 armor, found an N7 logo, Photoshopped it up the way I wanted with the background colors, and used this clever online converter to whip up a basic cross stitch pattern.

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The next step was to buy the embroidery floss. I drove over to a nearby LYS called Ana-Cross Stitch. As you might guess from the name, they also sell cross stitch supplies.

Except that they don’t anymore, they are phasing them out. I made a weird face and then couldn’t help but ask, “What will they call the store now?” (She didn’t know.)

I got skunked on all my colors except white, which I’m pretty sure I already own, but I didn’t want to drive all the way to the store and come home empty-handed, you know?

So the next step here is to get to one of the big box craft stores. Unfortunately, they are about 20 miles away, and I’m not sure when I will have the chance. Le sigh!

5 comments to Not much of a Surprise! actually

  • kt

    I can send you stuff from Kirkland……

    BTW, what color did you get? I went for lime green, but that’s only because there was no orange, so I got all spendy and got a boxy orange phone-condom that I LURVE..

    • Erika

      Thanks! I actually may be able to hit up a store tomorrow, we shall see.

      I lucked out and got Space Gray. I really love it! It’s a shame to cover it up, but I want that extra layer of protection.

  • Ginny

    What if you used a glow in the dark blender mixed in with your colors? And won’t you see the Space Gray as the border? Not being an iPhone person, these things are new and wonderful to me.

    • Erika

      Haha oh wow I had not thought about using glow in the dark! That would be so cool!

      On the iPhone 5, only the back panel is colored (or in my case more like a powder coat aluminum). The case fits entirely over it.

      Would be a lot easier to just show everyone in a picture, but my phone is also my camera so….

  • Looks like your lovely sock needs an action shot, with an actual foot inside.
    (My LYS just moved to Connecticut, so not so L any more…