I really really like doing it. It's soothing and engaging at the same time, somehow. And it just looks so cool! I'm not great at tucking in the threads so they stay in securely, but other than that I'm really happy with my abilities based on this bit of practice. I pretty much went as far as could with the information I had (a handout Bess emailed me about two years ago and I finally got to - thanks Bess!) so I ordered some books tonight at work. I have Beginner's Guide to Blackwork and Beautiful Blackwork Samplers by Lesley Wilkins. Does anyone know anything about those books? I don't have to buy them when they come in, so if there's some better I should get I can. Those were the best I could get through work, though, and I can use my discount on them. ;)
On a different note, I probably won't get back to the doublet until next week. I'm going on a trip this weekend so that's cutting into my free time. After that, I'm cracking down though!