Thursday, December 27, 2012

Color Therapy for Downton Abbey: The Crawleys

And here are the runner-ups for the Downton Abbey sampler. I should give it a proper name. :P
For the first time, I'm using Sullivan's cotton floss. I'm sure sampler threads with variations would look better! I wish I could use silks but cost is a factor.
The linen is 32 count Antique White linen.
I'm going to give it shot starting on this tonight. Right now, I have so many chores to do it's unreal.
I've certainly enjoyed being at home this week. Eating and sleeping till 10am and stitching.
My scarf for Mr. Darcy is stalled at how to change to another skein.
I royally (no pun intended) messed that up and had to frog out alot to get back to the normal part.
I hope to work on that soon as well.
I'm still learning humbly with this knitting!
I picked up before Christmas some yarn for a pink scarf for a friend at work. She requested this particular color. I got it back out last night and started it. I cast on 36 and while watching the Waltons, got off a bit but was able to find the error and correct it.
It's Lion's Pride Mixed Berries. She will love it as pink is her favorite color too.

This is smaller yarn that the other scarf and I'm using # 10 metal needles. I do believe I like wood much better.
As for the sampler I'm working on tonight,
The name of it will be
Downton Abbey: The Crawleys
"I'm an American. I don't share your English hatred of comfort." –Cora

"We've dreamed a dream, my dear, but now it is over. The world was in a dream before the war but now it's woken up and said goodbye to it. And so must we." –Robert

"Sometimes it feels as if all the men I ever danced with are dead." –Sybil

"Dear Lord, I don't pretend to have much credit with you. I'm not even sure that you're there. But if you are, and if I've ever done anything good, I beg you to keep him safe." –Mary

"I can assure you, at this stage, there isn't much that puts me off." –Edith    

"No Englishman would dream of dying in someone else's house."  Violet

This is a few of my favorite statements from them.  Many, many others as I look at the episodes over and over on DVD.  I can't wait until next week!!!!

I've been finishing up the design and a copy will go out, along with threads and linen to Jolene, the Christmas giveaway linen! I think I could work on it forever and find a few places to add/ take away, play with, etc.

Stay tuned,


  1. Anything with the words "Downton Abbey" certainly makes me take notice! My 2013 goal is to make dresses for my fashion dolls in replicas of the Downton Abbey costumes.....Cora's Season 2 brown velvet number is my fave.

  2. The colours look nice and I look forward to seeing the finished sampler.


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