I’ve not been up to much so there’s not been to much to share. A little bit of hand sewing here and there was punctuated by making a fabric jug following the West Country Embroiderers Zoom meeting last week.
18 October 2020
02 October 2020
28 September 2020
Posting a little before the end of the month as David and I are going away for a couple of days. Our first break away since the beginning of March, when things were getting ‘iffy’ before lockdown and wondering if we were going away.
Not much sewing has taken place recently other than a couple of blocks for Siblings Together sewing bee, which has been pinwheel blocks
The evenings just don’t have the light to work on the cardigan, so I started on the Aria blanket and love how the colours are working on this. The ends are showing on the 5th row and I should sew in end of each block, but I crochet a few blocks then sew ends in. The Aria blanket is designed by Lucy of Attic 24 and the pack and instructions from Wool WarehouseVikki Bird Designs. The yarn is by Strawberry Fields Yarns and I love the speckles in this yarn ad I didn’t want anything too patterned.
16 September 2020
I felt the need to be making another cardigan for the autumn (will probably be the winter now) and bought some purple yarn from my local wool shop, Not Just Wool, where there was a new Stylecraft yarn called Highland Heathers in a lovely deep purple. I’m not far off the armhole shaping on the back. I’m using the same pattern as for my red cardigan with a diagonal stitch pattern at the sides.
So I’m left with a choice of which project to work on! Not only that I made another yarn purchase...Attic 24 blanket! I do have someone in mind for this, but the blanket pattern “spoke” to me as I have fond memories of my Nan making crochet Granny Square blankets for the “old folk” who were often younger than she was! I loved the colours and so did my granddaughter Flo, who delighted in taking the balls of yarn out of the bag and telling us what colours they were. She already has a mini Dahlia blanket.
05 September 2020
Last week David and I managed a day out at Stourhead in Wiltshire and a nice ramble around the grounds and enjoying the scenery. There was a one way system on th footpath to follow and we had to pre-book before going there (checking that the weather would be ok for that day!). But it was somewhere we hadn’t been for a few years so nice to have a change of scenery
Vikki Bird and called Seed Head socks and there is a pretty pattern panel running along the front length of the socks. I decided to knit my socks without the pattern but just as plain toe up socks and I can say this is the most successful toe up socks I’ve made so far and fit really well. Please excuse that I haven’t yet sewn in the ends but here’s a “sockfie”
31 August 2020
For a 31 day month, August has disappeared really quickly - where did it go? With autumnal temperatures and being the first tomorrow it seems like summer is on the way out.
Anyway, I haven’t posted much this month, but I have been kept busy as usual. I’ve got two finished quilts, one of which is a fleece backed one for Project Linus, which I made in a couple of days.
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