Oh look at me - I started my first post-CC project today!
The lovely shades of blue wool thread I treated myself to at CC have been "burning a hole in my pocket" ever since I got home - if you will excuse the pun - so I broke down and just started the darn thing. Really I've been meaning to make a second pocket for months now, bought the fabric ages ago, but just haven't gotten to it.
The design is pretty much the same as my other pocket, only different. :> These are meant to be a pair but I didn't want them matchy-matchy so I did a bit of tweaking. Small things like a new butterfly, the addition of pomegranates and a snail, a new center flower design and a general playing around with color combinations. I have the 4 shades of blue from CC but other than that I'm trying to use what I have left over from my first pocket. Waste not, want not! Besides I really don't want the hassle of a trip to Manassas right now. I should have plenty to do what I want... wish I had more yellow but I can make do without.
Before I cut into the linen I made sure I'd have enough for some fingerless mitts as well, which I did no problem. So those will be my next crewelwork project. Still working out the design but I've decided on all white wool thread. I love white-on-white!
I started straight away on my center flower, featuring the blues from CC. Took me a while to figure out what I wanted to do there but I'm happy with the results. Tried a new stitch there, a burden stitch. It's sort of like a mock basket weave - I like it!! I of course ripped out my first attempt, but once I got the hang of it I was quite pleased. It looks much better in person. Can you tell I'm having way too much fun?!