I started the new year as I mean to go on..by sewing. This had previously been mainly a yarn based blog but as you all know I also love to sew. Knitting has taken a little bit of a backseat. Although I definitely plan to work through my stash, I may not buy any new yarn for a while (she says, good intentions etc etc)
Last year saw me making cushion covers and my very first garments. This year I want to improve my clothes making skills. I’ve gotten some patterns from the very fabulous Patterns for Pirates (P4P). They are easy to follow, come in a good range of sizes and each garment usually has a few variations. Its like getting 4 patterns in one!
I’ve also been watching videos about how to make patterns from your existing clothes.
To that end, I used a loose jumper I love as a template and have made a loose flowy t-shirt for the summer. How fab is this fabric, I couldn’t resist it.
Next I’ve finished the P4P pencil skirt. Its made from soft stretchy jersey in a lovely shade of purple.
Currently I’ve got this gorgeous fabric on the cutting table
You’ll have to watch this space to see what it becomes!
Knit wise my WIPS include
- Rose Trellis Cardigan – on hiatus but may return for summer 2018.
- Granny Square Blanket – made a few new squares over Xmas. Needs to grow to about 4 x its current size to cover my bed.
- Knit Kit Cat- got a little knit kit for Xmas. Have cast on the body.
- Rainbow Shawl- with my rainbow lambswool I started a basic garter triangle shawl. Its on hiatus awaiting more yarn.
I’m hoping to return to my Brandywine Falls Shawl which I made 5 years ago. I still have more of the yarn and I’d like to lengthen the shawl. Its one of my favourite ever knits but I found I hardly wear it.
I’m also planning to make more Beehive Hats , in contrast to the above my Beehive is one of my most worn knits. I have two but the purple and grey one is my go to hat. The other one is fab too, it’s in rainbow yarn with sparkles! It’s the most amazing pattern- quick ,easy, no hat head and loads of room for my hair!
Well that’s me for today. I’ll be back with more fabric & yarn shenanigans soon!