Recently, my grandmother gave me a huge stack of old 'Annie's' magazines - I'll have to take some pictures of the projects in some of them - they are occasionally lovely, occasionally amusing, often very dated, and sometimes downright terrifying. (One is of a soft-sculpted male doll that nearly gave me nightmares.) They are mostly knit and crochet, with some sewing and a very occasional cross stitch pattern.
This project comes from the Oct-Nov 1984 issue of Annie's Pattern Club Newsletter. It's called 'The Cook's Guide' and my Mum laughed out loud when she read it, so I decided to make it for her. I'm not going to show the picture, because I think I'll have it done in a few days. I want to wait and show you the finished project, in case you guys can get a laugh, too.
Here's my start, though.
The pattern didn't even have a color guide - it said 'use small amounts of black, red, blue, yellow and green', so I picked whatever bright shades I saw first in my floss drawer. It'll be about 5x7 when done, has ten lines of backstitched words and a slightly bigger bottom border, so I think it will end up being my first 2014 finish!
I didn't take a progress picture of the shawl - I added six rows so there wasn't much difference. I'll take a picture when I switch back to the solid brown.
I have no idea what I'm going to work on tomorrow! Maybe I'll get a cross-stitch WIP out, instead of a new start.