Friday, August 04, 2006

weekend projects

Last Sunday I was a busy bee and made this top. It is made from the same pattern as my pink ditsy top - Simplicity 4123, but without the capped sleeves. I have made this one a size smaller than the pink one and it fits much better. The contrasting neck line was inspired by a couple of tops by Olga and Pink Trees that I spotted on the sew i knit 'make a top' sew along. I am really pleased with it and this weekend I plan to make a matching red cotton A line skirt with darts just below the wasitline.

I have a few projects that need finishing off - leftovers from last summer - and have bought a lovely orange trim from Liberty to inspire me to finish a dress that at the moment looks like a sack ;-(

Wednesday, August 02, 2006


I thought I would post my contributions to knit a river, partly prompted by the rain and a letter I received today from WaterAid to follow up on the postcard campaign that I filled in recently. Last week water aid handed over 21,000 of the campaign postcards to the Commissioner for Development calling for a radical change to the structure of EU Water Initiative. Right on!
Pictured above...
No.1 is simple garter in Dk - No.2 is two different 4ply yarns knit together in garter alternating with an elongated stitch to show off the yarn combination. I spotted a cable stitch contribution by Puddock and will attempt my first cable for knit a river after my hols.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

that guilty feeling...

It has been 12 days since I last blogged. To be honest it's simply been too hot to blog here in North London! I have been busy though, honestly, knitting - sewing - oh and playing animal crossing. I couldn't resist, it was just too tempting; my local game shop AWESOME GAMES, E17 offered to knock a couple of quid of the rrp so what else could I do ;-) I have yet to join the animal crossing community - oh, did I mention you can design your own clothes for your character and ACC buddies....more soon on my parallel existence...

So, after my yarn stash pictures, here's some of my dressmaking stash.

By way of my Saturday Market bag project I came across some fabulous handprinted fabric by Goldtop. The pink and green print fabric is lovely - it would make a fabulous dress.