And some close ups of course!
I took the photo to work with me last week to choose the tapestry wool for it - I had to go with DMC to get the shades to match the photo. Then I spent HOURS working out the chart. I even (very slowly) keyed it onto a spreadsheet so I could play around with it and get the pattern repeat right.
I stitched the first allium last night - by the time I started on the pink I'd had to put the light on. That changed the colours and I wasn't sure if it would work. But another look this morning and they certainly do work!
Want to see?
I think it's going to be a labour of love with a lot of counting involved, so probably not a good project to take to work. That means it could take some time. .. So when I stitched the first allium I actually measured the length of yarn I used for each row. From that I was able to calculate how many skeins of each colour I'll need so I can make sure I buy enough now,with maybe a little extra.
I haven't decided what colour to do the little gaps between the flowers. I might wait until I've done a few and try different colours and see what works best.
But so far I'm very happy with it. And as you can see, I also enjoyed the little photo shoot!
I've been so busy with it this week that I haven't even touched the crochet cardigan. Not even thought about it. It may not get finished if I'm completely honest... which would be a shame as I've put a lot of effort into it. But I'm not in love with it anymore.
And next week of course,the CAL bag starts so that will keep me occupied.
What about you? What are you up to? I'd love to hear.
Have a good week. :-)