Above is a pic of the true colour. Its a beautiful deep plum colour. And yes its crushed velvet (a machine washable one).
Above you can see I put in a lighter plum colour stripe. This wasnt my original plan. I had plans on doing a thin stripe of lighter colour, then a row of hearts (picced below) and then a thin stripe of the lighter colour again (between strip of lighter colour and hearts would be a dark plum colour)..Do you all understand what I mean? I was going to take a piccie of my little chart but thought you might know without help (if you need chart let me know).
As you can see though the heart is so light that (as Adam put it) it just looked like the pile went the other way for a small bit...Alas I discarded the plan..Sigh..It would have looked great! Pity it would only look good in the velvet and not normal wool (and that I only had velvet in those colours).
So there are some piccies for you. Later I will post more piccies of what I have done for DPF (who has only a WEEK until her due date and I am soooo not ready for her to have it..I told her to keep her legs crossed another week but she was mean and said no! lol).
Take care all and catch ya round!