I’ve sewn the two sides together around a custom-cut foam cushion, then sewn some white cord all the way around the join to make it neater. So… we have the green side (a couple of greenish shades of Rowan Fine Tweed roughly alternating):-
And we have the red/brown side, also comprising a few shades of Rowan Fine Tweed thrown together. This side is supposed to coordinate with the curtains, but I don’t think it’s as nice as the green side:-
And again, because I want to make the most of all 46000 stitches:-
Stranded knitting is rather addictive. You don’t have to grapple with loads of bobbins (unlike intarsia), and you can paint a picture in yarn. As long as you obey a few basics (not excessive runs of one colour, only two colours in any one row if you value your sanity) you can paint with yarn.
Talking of which, the knitted blog header is still awaiting its last few flowers before unveiling here. I’ve had to take a brief swerve to complete a couple of Christmas projects though. Pics to follow…