Do you ever have that thing, where you have a design in you're head, but your not exactly sure how to start or where to start? When you need a bit of time for your subconscious to work it out, but you still want to be making something? That's where I've been this week, fidgety and itching to make a new crochet jumper - all the wool has arrived, I just haven't worked out the specifics yet.
Then I got home one evening to find that Mr.Steel&Stitch had been printing out pics for the Beasts to colour in, and they had a picked a picture for me; a candy-skull stormtrooper that they thought I might like. I love my family. Having been trying out a bit of embroidery thanks to a 70's book of stitches my mum got me, it struck me as the perfect time to try it out for real.
Digging out an old jumper and some wool, it was literally a case of drawing the image on in feltpen, and then spending a week of very happy evenings playing with stitch techniques and wool. I freaking LOVE the result and think this may become a regular occurrence - although, how many hand embroidered jumpers of storm troopers does a gal need? AND the jumper design has crystalized in my head, so I'm all ready to go ;)