I did manage to put the viaduct into an embroidery frame. [Not only am I odd enough to prefer hand stitch, I like to do it in a good big frame.]
I had another look at my threads in daylight and changed half of them. Still haven’t got a perfect blue but I'm going to try what I’ve got for now and get something different if I have to – I’m trying to reduce my stash after all.
This afternoon we went out to the Hillier Gardens, both for a walk between the showers, and to visit their current exhibition, ‘A Material World’. We saw some interesting stuff.
I resisted the temptation to buy some of the wonderful hand-dyed/hand spun knitting yarn or the bags of roving, but I did fall for some recycled sari silk [stash reduction? maybe not…] and a felt brooch for my new coat.
Trouble is I now need a red scarf to go with it, as i think it might clash with the cerise one I’ve been wearing. Of course I will knit it myself but I don’t think I’ve got any suitable wool…