Sunday, 15 June 2014

This Weekend's Makes

Another version of the Simplicity 1463 top from this post. This one is in the same lace (it doesn't use very much, I did both tops with 1m and have some left over) and a manga print jersey. Modelled (with attitude) by Naomi. Again I had to cut a size smaller, this is an XS.
This time I remembered to take a picture of the back.

Also I decided that since we're having a spot of summer I should replace the "spring" wreath on the front door. Last year's summery one (see this post) was looking a bit sad when I got it out of the garage, so I freshened it up with a boat and some teeny tiny bunting.
And yes, the front door HAS been painted

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Cat-proofing the Knitting and a Bit of Sewing

I thought you might like to see my new wool bowl. Gorgeous or what? It came from this shop on Folksy.

The idea is to stop a certain feline from chasing my wool all around the floor. Yes, Loki, I'm talking about you. Look at him, looking as if butter wouldn't melt...

And the bit of sewing? Something for me for a change. The pattern is Simplicity 1463, and the fabric came from EvilBay. The lace panel goes across the back as well as the sleeves

A picture of me. Something you don't see too often on this blog. Probably didn't really want to see this one either!
If you are thinking of sewing this pattern, it comes up a bit on the large size, I ended up cutting a size smaller than I'd normally use.