Just to harp on it again, "And so to bed" was an exhibition at Elizabeth Bay House in Sydney that really changed my life. I was so inspired by the bedcoverings - knitted, embroidered, quilted - that I started to pursue these things in my own life. One of my great aspirations is to knit a counterpane (lovely name for a bedspread) out of very fine white cotton in one of the old-fashioned patterns.
In the meantime I have contented myself with the Counterpane Carpet Bag from Melanie Falick's Hand Knit Holidays: knitting year-round for Christmas, Hanukkah and Winter Solstice. Following the lead of several other Ravellers, I am doing it in Noro Kureyon - the scalloped effect of the stitch pattern shows of the self-striping yarn to great advantage. In fact, I would say that this yarn and pattern are made for each other.
I have finished one side of the bag and chosen the handles (from stash - hooray!). One side to go and then seaming and sewing a lining.