This is a tablecloth I sewed a few years ago. I just had a yen to do black and white. When I was 18, Mother insisted I pick a china pattern, so I chose a simple black and white design by Noritake. Striking, and easy to accessorize.
Yes, everything IS better with a kitty. Wait untill you see it with bowls heaped with strawberries, and red rosepetals scattered on the cloth.
A while back I did the craft meme where I offered to send a hand-crafted item to anyone who commented on that post. One of the commentors was KnitTech for whom I made a mohair willy warmer to give to her beloved husband. In return, she very generously sent me a row counter bracelet. I tend to avoid patterns that require rows to be counted, but this is so pretty that it may seduce me in. MAybe a simple lace . . . I always design a section of garter stitch in any cable patterns to make row counting easy.
And knitting has been going on. This is a mohair boucle and wool vest that keeps me cozy at the jail. Just a simple rectangle with shoulder seams and afterthought armholes. Really, I ought to knit something that requires a few of my Master Knitter skills once in a while. Not right away, though. I need mitties for next winter.