Yesterday I decided that it was high time I started working on one of my SALs (I’m a bit behind because I’ve been busy with work stuff, among other things). For this SAL, we’re working on the 26 Stitches sampler by Drawn Thread (there’s a picture of it on this page). I bought a modified version of this thread pack (I swapped the pink for a pale blue) from Dragoflylotus Designs and some lovely 32/33 count Strathaven linen (in Natural) from Traditional Stitches.
It took me a while to decide how I was going to do the colours. Originally, I thought I’d just keep it simple and do one colour per letter (so the letter, border and associate special stitch would all be one colour and I would work through the rainbow with each new letter). But, I decided that would be too boring and that I really loved the look of three colours per letter block. So, then I spent a lot of time trying to decide how I’d split up the colours. I thought I might just put all the colours in rainbow order and pick three colours for A (ex: red, orange, yellow) and then the next three colours for B (ex: green, blue, purple), but I want to show case the lovely rainbow of colours I have and felt that a scheme like that would show the progression from one colour to the next properly.
In the end, I decided to keep the threads in colour order, but instead of doing three new colours for each new letter, I’m just moving along the rainbow by one colour:
- A: dark purple, light purple, and pale blue
- B: light purple, pale blue, and dark blue
- C: Pale blue, dark blue, and green
- D: Dark blue, green, and yellow
All I have to remember is that I always do the border first, then the letter, and then the specialty stitch.
Here is A:
Here is B:
And, here’s what they look like together:
I think it’s going to look really lovely when it’s completed.