Thursday, June 2, 2016

SAL May

Well winter has finally arrived after a very warm autumn. Some of the plants in the garden seem to be rather confused by the warmer days and the autumn colours did not seem as intense  this year.

May was a very social month catching up with friends over long lunches - the joys of retirement - visiting friends who have downsized for their retirement and enjoying some fun outings. The charity knitting continues between other projects and it is surprising just how much can be achieved by just knitting a couple of rows whenever a spare minutes is available.  The baby ugg boots are for the shop and are always popular.  It is my 'relaxing knitting' as a do have a couple of lace knitting projects on the go that can only be worked on in quieter times.  

My small SAL finish for May is a biscornu from an English designer Sue Hawkins. I love Sue's work and she has a wonderful way with colours.  This canvas work project is worked in stranded cotton and hard to believe but only 2 different shades of Anchor multicolour thread were used. No.1375 which is the brighter jewel colours and 1335 the paler shades. By using more of the brighter colour on one side and more of the paler on the other has resulted in an interesting use of the these threads. The stitching did take a lot longer than I had anticipated but I was very happy with the finished work.  There is a small scissor pillow to match so that might just be the next project to start. I think I will forget the promise I made to myself not to start any new projects until I have finished some of the UFO's in the cupboard.





4 comments:

Mary said...

The biscornu is lovely, and the array of beanies also, but those baby ugg boots are totally gorgeous. I just love them. You deserve to start something new as you have been so good at finishing off your wip.

Melinda said...

Your biscornu is amazing. WOW. Thank you for sharing

Jocelyn Thurston said...

What absolutely delightful projects with gorgeous finishes to show!

Aussie stitcher said...

Nice to see another Aussie stitching away!! I am in Melbourne too.

Love the stitching at the top of your blog, I assume you stitched it yourself?? I love all sorts of whitework

Julie