Back in 2008, I made Andy some summer clothes in dark blue--his favorite color. Having obviously just developed a love-affair with decorative stitching, I decided that what he would really LOVE was white decorative stitching details:
In a mad-dash to get back on target for August, I have finished the corded rib socks,
Sunday I finally got to use the new yarn chest:
Okay, and I love, love, LOVE the thread chest. No doubt about it, I am glad I got it. However, if I were the one designing the chest and the Madeira thread line in general, unless I had a really sadistic streak, I would have made the numbers in some sort of sequential order. So, if for example some hapless little embroiderer embarking on her first project with the chest was trying to figure out the next thread for the thread change, color # 1241 ("Almost Grey") would 1.) show up in the color chart picture as grey instead of dark green, and 2.) wouldn't be in the chest between color #1000 and color # 1164 because a right-thinking embroiderer would be misled by the common assumption that 1241 does NOT come between 1000 and 1164 on any planet that has ever learned to count. But hey! What's more fun than a color-related scavenger hunt? Goodness knows I have just longed to be locked in a paint store until I could figure out the difference in 347-shades of off-white. I mean, who hasn't?
There might have been a new project for a bit of stress relief................