There was weekend crafting, not as much as I’d hoped, but there was knitting and sewing and napping and hanging out with friends and fabric rubbing and ooohing and aaahing (yes, I’m a fabric rubber) and chai tea and Calamity Jane and sitting in the sunshine. All in all, a great long weekend.
Well, I’m only nearly a MONTH late with my petite 6.5 giftie. Slack I know. Pia’s STILL not appearing, it appears she’s a little shy.
Let’s just say that there were some sewing challenges for this little duck. We were almost licked but think we’ve managed to save ourselves….just. I can’t show you yet, but here’s a few peaks. The knitting, easy peasy. No probs there.
Recently petite’s mummy emailed to say Prints Charming were having a sale and did I want her to pick up some fabric for me? Umm YES. So I gave Al a pretty tight budget 🙂 and of course she exceeded my expectations. I said ooh about 5 fat 1/4’s, she came back with 8 fat 1/4’s AND a pouch. The pouch couldn’t have come at a better time, I was just about to sew a pouch for my Addi’s.
AND, wait there’s more. I got the WHOLE steak knife set. She also sent along other goodies she’d been collecting for me for my birthday, yep the big 35 this Friday. Exquisitely wrapped, I received it at work and I’m useless….so over the space of negotiating with myself for an hour everything was opened. Pathetic. Thanks Al, you had me grinning at my desk.
AND just to show some knitting progress. Using one of Amelia’s patterns gifted to me by Miss Kate gifted to me. Toe up, magic loop using Lorna’s Bittersweet, I frogged the Elfine’s, guage was way off. I had a totally horrid experience with the heels of these socks for some reason. I kept making the same mistake over and over again. I frogged the friggin heel 4 times!!! I’ve now moved on to the second heel even though I’m not 100% satisfied with my result. Interestingly too Amelia’s patterns don’t have a gusset. Took me a while to figure this out, I thought something had dropped off when I printed out the pattern, but nope, no gusset. It’ll be interesting to see how they wear.
Ooh and Laurie,
GUESS WHAT. Magazine swap arrived!!!! Yay. Love it all, thank you. Your
robot transfers are super sweeet. Think at least one will have to go on
a tee for me!
You still here?! Well done. For that you get a Spud picture, taken whilst he was supervising me last night taking these photo’s. He’d tap my shoulder or occassionally bite it to let me know, that hey, he was here. You can see THAT look on his face can’t you, you cat owners know the look. After this moment I found one of his toy mice that he’s continually losing under the book shelves and watched him have a funny half hour. Funny.