Sunday, June 08, 2008

Sunday is a day of rest

Apparently in this house that means work hard on things that you don't get paid for and when asked why you are doing something that makes you stressed, respond "But this is FUN!"

I spent this morning with my sewing machine and with the benefit of patchwork perspective, sewing a skirt seemed remarkably easy. I'm working my way through Sew Easy Skirts because I'm far too lanky for the ones in the shop.

This:

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Is an A-line drawstring skirt - I drafted the pattern from the maths in the book - it has a drawstring casing at the front and a turned hem at the bottom, and then I stitched pale blue ric-rac to the hem so that it has a bumpy edge - I'm really pleased with it because it's a good length and really light for the summer - and if I eat too much ice-cream I can just let the waist out a little bit!!

And no, and please try not to be too shocked by this - you may have to sit down, we have actual pictures of actual genuine knitting actually knitted by me, actually.

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I have finished the first Mosaic sock. It could have a moss stitch diamond pattern along the top of the foot but I tried a bit and then decided that it just took away from the yarn - I don't think I've seen anyone in the Socktopus club do the pattern so maybe I'm not the only one that thought that. Anyway, seeing as it wasn't raining the sock came to pose with some flowers:
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One down, one to go - so I've cast on a Baby Surprise Jacket instead - oops

4 comments:

  1. Love the sock.
    And you sound like me. No matter what I am already working on, I always end up starting something new.
    :)

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  2. Oh, that sock is PRETTY.

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  3. Love the skirt! The sock is pretty nifty too!

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  4. I love your skirt, it matches your top beautifully and it would match your socks too! (although you may get some very odd looks!)

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