Fabric: 30ct St Valentine's Blend by R&R Reproductions
Threads: GAST Dried Thyme, Harvest Basket and Pomegranate
A lovely chart this one, though maybe I should have stuck to the recommended threads as in the end I'm not sure about my colour choices. The Pomegranate was recommended but the other two I chose because I had them spare in my stash. In fact, both use leftovers from several skeins and the colours don't quite match, so my perfectionist self is a little irritated. But by the time I realised (they looked more matching when I picked them) it was a bit late to change my mind. I expect I'll get used to it, and as Isabelle and I were talking about how the need to have things perfect has changed so much over the years (have a look at any antique crafts and you'll see what we mean), I will just think of it as my retro sampler!
You might not have noticed, but I am in a bit of a stitching slump. There have been days when I've not sewn at all and other days when I've had to make myself pick up a needle. Hobbies should be fun, so I decided to give something else a bash for a while. And here it is - I've started knitting!
I used to knit (my gran taught me when I was little), but the last time I did any was when I was a student. So I bought a ball of wool in a sale, dug out my Good Housekeeping craft book that Grannie gave me when I was a teenager, together with her knitting bag and needles (which have been carted round the world for the last 20 years) and retaught myself. I'd completely forgotten how to cast on but the rest came back instantly. And it was fun. I'm just doing a scarf right now because I wasn't sure I'd enjoy it again, but I'm already eyeing up other patterns and wools!
And just because, here's a closer peep at my gran's knitting bag with some amazing old needles and crochet hooks...