I was ten years old and hoped to avoid needlepoint lessons- by hiding under a table. I was tracked down, and for months, I worked a place mat in a cross stitch pattern in two green shades.
When I had finally finished the cloth, I showed it to my teacher. She gave me a great, big smile and turned the mat to look at the reverse side.
Her expression turned dramatically, her face was distorted and I was sure she had a heart attack. When she had recovered her composure, she told me : that I was supposed to weave in ends. Perhaps it was this shock that made me a dedicated knitter.
But in 1990 I actually worked a chair cover for my music stool - using cross stitch. I had worked several sweaters from a designer and weaver, Winnie Poulsen, who dyed her own yarn and I had a lot of leftovers.
I chose a knitting pattern by Kaffe Fassett.