This little table and its drawer were made from recycled oak. Many years ago, my husband made the bed we use now with both head and footboards. More recently, he decided to update it and removed the footboards. The wood was in good condition, and here it is, put to good use..
This is where I have got to with my swatch for the new Fair Isle waistcoat. One of the issues in making up a colour scheme from an actual scene - woodlands in autumn - is that it becomes rather literally pictorial. Yet these skeletal trees are there in Sheila McGregor's "Traditional Fair Isle Knitting," pictured there as the first motif on a scarf in yellow and scarlet.
I am trying to use up some of my Shetland Jumper-weight, rather than ordering more. I happen to have some of this purple to hand, alongside a pile of green oddments.
I will lose the brown band altogether, but am liking the effect of the purples, which suggest shadowy twilight in deep woodland. I'm thinking perhaps I will try a more decorative band instead of peerie patterns between the two conifer stripes. It will probably look completely different in its next version.