thanks again to everyone who gave me tips on this project! here’s the story: a friend invited me to his dad’s 50th birthday party, but the catch was that everyone had to bring a hand-made card. knitting is the only craft i am good at (although i am still basically a novice), so i knitted my card! my original idea was to make something that opened, like a “real” card, but i just didn’t have enough time. i tried to remember to take some photos as i was going, but i was so focused on getting the thing done that i only took a few:
here is the card after the first day of duplicate stitching (i had made the panels the day before and joined the bottom sides to curb some of the curl):
here is the card after day two of duplicate stitching (you can see my original design on the top of the graph paper; i had altered it because i realized that i wouldn’t have enough time, and i think it turned out for the better!):
here is the completed card, front:
there were so many great cards at the party, but mine did get a lot of attention! this was my first stab at duplicate stitch, and some of the areas look much better than others. had i had more time, i probably would’ve fixed a lot of the messy parts, but i simply did not. luckily, the birthday boy loved it and probably won’t even notice the flaws!