Thursday, 18 June 2009
I finished the bonnie lace cowl, I managed 2.5 repeats of the 12 row lace pattern, then cast off, blocked, and seamed. I used 5mm needles and rowan tapestry in moorland, which self stripes in blue and sand colours.
Monday, 15 June 2009
I always work right through the weekend, so Monday is usually my day to lounge about at home. Its nice to have some peace, with HH at work, though I often feel like I've bunked off school. Anyway, how to make the most of this day all alone?
a) brunch (because I had a lie-in of course)
basic pancakes with a teaspoon of dijon mustard added to the batter, and poached eggs, and tea
b) a film
Tea With Mussolini ~ gentle 1930s set film
Bonnie, from Heartfelt, I don't think I've enough yarn to make the hat, so I was thinking of making it into a cowl instead, for those drizzly english summer days.
Friday, 12 June 2009
Last night we planned a day trip to the beach, and I made me a new beach bag.
This is slightly more sophisticated than the ruffle tote, because the bag and strap are lined, and it has an interior pocket. It took me about 3 hours from start to finish.
Funnily enough, this was also inspired by Gap bags, I especially like their new yellow striped one. But, why buy if you can make it at home?
So, all I need now is the beach...
Wednesday, 10 June 2009
Monday, 8 June 2009
Sunday, 7 June 2009
Thursday, 4 June 2009
I'm trying to rescue my biggest mistake ~ starting the huge triangle shawl from Greetings from Knit Cafe in the wrong yarn. Not aran weight or bulky, but 4-ply. 4-ply king cole merino in a biscuit colour. I started this a few years ago when I was just getting back into knitting. By the time I had 400 stitches on the needles it should have been a huge blanket, but unfortunatley my shawl measured only 18" deep and 35" wide along the bottom edge. I hadn't the heart to carry on, so cast off. Ever since I've been trying to think of something to make with it, to make it useful, such as tote or cushion cover. In the meantime, I thought I might add some blue cabbage roses, using some rowan tapestry from my stash, in duplicate stitch.
Does it look like a rose?