I finally made the waistcoat from the herdwick felted patches I made in the summer!!! I tried not to cut too many of them as I liked the slightly off shapes. I then sewed them together totally without a pattern mind and lined it with some fluffy soft warm cotton lining fabric!! I’m rather pleased with the results and I hope the recipient will be too!!!
It’s been a busy half term round these parts finishing off a load of projects….. Using up bits of stash that didn’t fit into the drawers etc!!
My lovely friend Sarah gave me a pattern book of animal hats for my birthday and I have now knitted up three!!!! A sock monkey, a polar bear and a fox!!! I unfortunately am not destined to have one of these hats though because I tried them on and bounced into the lounge to show Mr J and the puppy went bananas, wet herself (on the sofa I might add) and barked like a crazy pup!!! I think she thought the polar bear was eating me!!!
I have also used up a ball of giant chunky stuff I had left over from a commission from earlier this year and made it up into a cowl for the stall using my simple neck snuggle pattern!
Last weekend mum and dad came for a visit. Mum and I started to sort out the 50m of ripe I had bout for some wedding decorations I rather fancied having on the ends of the “pews” as such during the ceremony!!
Well we got it wrong apparently and Dad took over (we sat back and knitted) well by the end of Saturday evening I had my ten plaits of rope I wanted all whipped etc and sorted by my Dad!! And I found a use for the spun up herdwick!!!
This is mock up then of how they may well look on the end of rows of seats!!
I think a couple of butterflies and maybe more flowers are required!
Finally I am getting round to posting my Ally Pally purchases for this year…..
We have in no particular order
lace for the table runners for the wedding,
Two packs of sirdar escape in browns and mustards for Mr J
One pack of Rowan silk twist…. No idea what I’m going to knit with these,
One pack of Regina hand effect in purple/cornflower blue,
A plait of colinette roving,
And a bag of colinette jitterbug mini skeins!!!
So far the only plans are another Mr J jumper, and a monster from a mini skein!!! Ahhhhh gotta love stash enhancement!!!