Have you had a nice weekend? It was over far too fast, as if it is Monday again. Hmpf! I really need to get back to some crocheting soon - I feel as if we're drifting apart! My other creative loves have made my hooks take a back seat. Oh well at least they have a cosy home while they wait to be used...
This is the yarn I bought on my trip to Ramsbottom a few weekends ago. I love anything that's big and valuable!
I could only get one ball from Clark Craft so scoured the internet and found a great site Zips n Clips which didn't have a postage charge, yessssss!
I've started to knit a scarf in moss stitch. It's a bit fiddly because you have to K1 P1 all the way along row but I think the result is fantastic!
I've cast on 23 rows which seems a lot easier as each row starts and ends with a knit stitch. An even number was more complicated and I can't remember quite how it went!
The result is these little lumpy bumpy things which are quite cool and it makes a change from all the things I've done in stocking or garter stitch.
Now even though I've set myself a challenge not to buy anything between now & a weekend away in Sicily (what a great location for a wedding!) I have managed to come up with the following excuses:
a) I needed to buy more of the King Cole Chunky or I couldn't finish the scarf
b) I needed to buy plastic boxes (4 for £4!) to store my yarn as I discovered a couple of moths in the house...
c) I need to buy this yarn because I ran out a year ago and just found out what it was called (and that it was discontinued and could therefore run out at any moment!)
Not a great start.... and then
d) I needed to buy more fabric because I had run out for my sewing project!
I signed up to BurdaStyle a few months ago; I love clothes and I buy too many so I thought if I can't make some myself I clearly don't love them enough. Then I made the mistake of going into Leons (dammit!) and coming away with the most adorable black fabric covered in Russian dolls!
This was the pattern in all it's printed glory (hope I'm not infringing any copyright here, it is quite small afterall!) all 22 pages (42 if you count the other pattern I printed by mistake)
This is the pattern cut out to size with much help and much thanks to J who was very helpful!
... And here it is laid out and ready to cut. I hadn't quite worked out at this point I needed four of the large pieces (the front and back) and they should have been cut as one piece... This is how I ended up buying more fabric!
I didn't take many photos after that because I got a bit carried away. This is the skirt with pleats and sides sewn ready for a zip.
Then it all kind of magically came together and I was pretty amazed. It even fits!
I'll have to give you a proper photo (yes this is me...) because J failed in his photo taking despite actually being very good*
Well that's me and that was my weekend, complete with a BBQ and everything. Hooks I do love you really :-)
x x x x