So I have been working on designing some intarsia patterns. Kind of thinking along the lines of a botanical inspired sampler blanket. I made a sampler kind of blanket years ago with mostly my own designs - some taken from Norwegian patterns and modified. I used wool from a jumper I'd knitted Matt when we were first married that never fit well, and all my early attempts at spinning my own wool (on a drop spindle). It sits on the couch up in Vermont, and I love it, although it's getting a bit holey. I know so much more about weaving in ends these days- and joining wool.
Once I started designing them (I also have all my previous patterns from the other blanket in a book), I realised that I was repeating the shapes that I was playing around with back in August when I was doing a lot of water colour "doodling" in my sketch book. I like it when I'm able to pull together ideas like that.
Anyway, I'll see how it goes. I may decide just to make a cushion with them if I run out of steam. It will be interesting to see how many ideas on a similar theme I can come up with. I may have to do some leaves, or mushrooms? Or Acorns perhaps?