Having completed the pattern for my two little knitted girls, Tilly and Lulu, I'm keen to start a new project and here is a clue as to what it could be.
I love homemade vintage knitted toys that were made during those austere wartime years of the mid 20th century. It was a time when knitting wool was hard to get and small items were created from odds and ends and 'pulled backed' garments. I'm hoping to design something that will have a similar appearance but of course it will have to be made from new yarn and today's shades tend to be much more bright and cheerful.
So I shall start by thinking about colour. My mum did a lot of knitting in the 1950s when times were hard and sold much of what she made.
I have the original cards of vintage buttons that she used and the shades seem just right for my new project.
I have some of her wool also but not enough to make a toy and so will have to add some of my own.