Friday, 18 July 2008
Saturday, 5 July 2008
Well it's been another hectic week!
First of all, I made my first sewing project. I've always been into sewing, but never properly. I had the idea that it would really enhance my shop if I could put in some bags and cool stuff that I've sewn, but first I need to learn to do it properly! So I bought the kit for this bag off etsy. Basically you got the material, handles and interfacing, along with the pattern and instructions. BUT.. the instructions were really hard to follow, I think they'd been translated from a different language. So, I got a big sewing book to help me instead. I ended up not following the pattern either!
So here's my tote bag, it's quite big, will comfortable hold my knitting, purse, book, phone, keys etc.
My sewing's not 100%, and I had a zillion ends to weave in, so seeing as it's just for me, I decided to knot them and cut some of them, some are woven in though.
Looking inside you'll see the messy part of my sewing - the handles. The knitting and book were down at the bottom so I've pulled them up so you can see the size a bit better.
So, what is the knitting in the bag?
It's this - my upstairs stole. I'm on my 5th repeat now, it's growing quite quickly, and I'm really happy with it.
And what was that book?
It was Terry Pratchett's Wintersmith..
I've finished the first Lotus Lace sock! I'm really, really happy with it. It's a fantastic fit and looks great, so I can't wait to make the second one - no more SSS for me!!
My Godfather got me a funky felted pen.. how cool is this??
And I'm very, very slowly spinning up this beautiful merino/soy silk roving. Spindling doesn't really do it for me I have to say!
Copacabana, also from bordertart:
Measly looking, but you'd be amazed at how much there actually is on that shelf! Plus it's all so beautiful :)
Here's the big box of yarn (this is all my hand dyed not stash!!):
It's Bambino - my new sock yarn, which is 80% merino, 20% bamboo. It's unblievably soft and squishy, I can't stop feeling it!
The worst one seems to be the middle top one, if you want to see it it's in my photobucket, and in my etsy of course. I was going to uploads them individually but my post would have taken all week to write and read!
So top-bottom, left-right - Kelp, Holly, Blueberry Muffin, Sweetheart, Duffel, Buttercup, Inca, Fresh Berries, and Tor.
Here's a gratituous puppy photo to break up the yarn photos..
Deep Sea Diving:
I'm onto the second of my plain purple socks, nearly on the heel. Am going to OH's for a few days so I'll probably finish it while I'm there, so I've wound up my Socks that Rock yarn ready to cast on a pair of plain sock in that.
There's also the stole, which I'm hoping I might finish in about ten days (I usually do half or a whole repeat at a time cause I'm strange like that). And the Lotus Lace socks, which I'm sure I'll get done quickly because I love them so much! I can see another pair or two in my future! The next patterned socks will be Pixie's Pablo socks but in the cotton sock yarn I got at Woolfest.
I'd better go - so much to do, so little time!