Neat idea, Dove. I was an avid knitter (sweaters), but haven't picked up the needles in quite some time. The last sweater I made was from a Vogue book. It was black, covered with big black pailettes. It almost looked like fish scales. I had one sleeve to go and gave up. LOL. I tried crocheting, but once I turned, I didn't know where to go.
Needlepoint was another hobby, but don't see many stores around any more. The pillows (I wish I'd kept) were done in bargelo (sp), monochromatic -- from dark to gradually fading shades. You've inspired me to take my (very old) books down from the shelf. A male
friend, crocheted beautiful afghans. Wish I had the patience.