Thursday, 15 January 2015

Wool Stitching

My larger wool squares with wool pennies are coming on nicely, only a handful left to go before I have enough for a blanket. But, as much as I've been enjoying the hand sewing, I have been getting just slightly bored of nothing but blanket stitch. And Maria has been a little poorly the last few days (happily much better today), so I've had quite a bit of time cuddled up with her on the sofa, or playing a quiet game with her, and able to do some hand sewing at the same time. So, I decided to get some new wool squares and pennies on the go to let me mix up the stitching a little.

These ones are pretty small, 2 inches square(ish!). 

And I'm just doing whatever I fancy with the stitching. 

Don't worry, I'm not crazy enough to be planning on using these in any blanket sized project. I'm thinking they'll become a scarf, much more realistic! 

But even so, I think I might only be about a fifth of the way through with what I have here, so still a way to go.

I've got another, very slightly, lighter shade of grey wool that I had thought I might throw in the
mix for the squares, and possibly a greyish, herringbone pattern and maybe a dusky purple too. But now I have these all together, I'm not so sure I should vary the background tone. Any helpful thoughts?



  1. I love the variations and the idea of making a scarf with them!

  2. I think the variations would be a fun addition to the scarf - maybe instead of mixing them all up randomly it would looks great as a "striped" background? So many handsome striped scarves, and I think it would work well. Glad to hear Maria is feeling better!

  3. These are so sweet and would look great however you use them, but if your dealing with a sick child and time is limited, then a scarf sounds the ideal thing. Do show it when it's done. happy new year! X Cathy

  4. Look at all those wool squares, beautiful. Can't wait to see the scarf.

    Happy to hear Maria is feeling better.

  5. These are lovely - such fun! I know whatever you do will look brilliant.

  6. Intend to agree with Emma, a tote bag would be adorable X


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