Vintage embroidery transfer haul
|Embroider ALL the things!|
I've been wanting for ages to get back into embroidery - I haven't done any for years - and the 1930s embroidery book I got at Oxfam earlier this year has only fuelled that desire. The transfers include all sorts of designs. There are complete sets for different sizes of dressing table mat, large panels that would work as fire screens, others that would make excellent cushions, and even complete bag patterns.
|I can do this!|
First, though, there's that time to find. I swear I don't know how other people do it - I must be about twice as slow at doing everything as everyone else, and I don't even have kids.
The pink and grey jumper is almost finished - it was complete, but I decided it was shorter than I liked, so I picked up a load of stitches around the bottom and am adding a couple of inches of extra ribbing. Hopefully I'll have photos to share next week. I had tried to be organised recently, and had put all my circular needles in a bag together... and I can't find the bag! Happily, a vintage one was stashed with my pile of vintage knitting items, so I'm now completing the jumper on an authentic 1940s circ. I'll say this for Abel Morrall's of Redditch, they weren't joking when they said their needles were rustproof. Moreover, the join between tips and cables is waaaaay nicer than on my modern Pony circs, which usually leave me swearing in frustration.
My next crafty project is the HP Lovecraft swap I've just joined on Ravelry. I'm hoping it will encourage me to get my knitting design head on again, it will certainly encourage me to knit faster and complete more items, and perhaps someone will end up with an embroidered Cthulhu...