Sunday, 26 February 2017

Rain Please
Needed so desperately, the ground is dry, the grass is brown and turning to dust, very unpleasant.

Saturday, 25 February 2017


Busy hands working on a vintage style baby shawl using acrylic and nylon blend 4ply.
Sitting outside by the pool a cool breeze to keep me company.
Earlier today made black sauce, this will last the Mister about 12 months. Had a little accident while straining so didn't get a full 2 litres.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Sewalong Week One and Two

Forgot to post my progress last week.

Week One

Fabric cut.
Back and Front body
Flutter sleeve
Yoke, back and front

Week Two

Gathering of front and back pieces then attached to yoke.
I used No. 14 stitch to gather.
To break up the busyness of the patterned fabric added red piping.
Stitched and ready for week 3.

Monday, 6 February 2017

On my needles

An update on the pullover I am knitting for Miss E. The length has been shortened, I thought the pattern was going to make this into a dresss. (40cm when the child's  back length is 22cm, doesn't compute in my mind.) Compromised on 30cm.

The sleeves are about 1/3 complete, hot days are not helping getting this made.
This is the front. I am pleased with the patterns emerging from the variegated yarn.