My friend’s friend’s daughter came round to play in my craft room last week, she had just finished her second year at university and wanted some ideas for her third year. Her chosen subject was embellishment. Alisha jotted down lots of ideas and drew plenty. We spun, dyed and searched through sewing and knitting patterns. Great fun! Actually, I knitted as she rummaged, I think she had a good time!
Anyway, the reason I told you that is because I tidied my craft room up because of my young visitor! The next day I decided that I would actually complete my Amy Butler top
. I started making it in April but ran out of time as the holiday to Italy approached. My craft table had got overloaded with mess and stuff since we returned so sewing had been put on the back boiler. I had to alter it a little as I have lost weight since I cut it out. Now that is a good feeling!
I actually used Amy Butler fabric and it is beautiful.
I am not sure I actually like the top on me, almost feels like there is too much material going on around the neck area but I really enjoyed sewing it! I have some lime green cropped trousers that might look good with it, I’ll let you know.
Now I have finished this top, I am eager to do even more sewing. Hopefully I might get a project bag or two made by Friday.
I have also been spinning for Tour de Fleece on Ravelry. This is the April Socktopus Club Fibre. Merino and Angora, dyed by the talented Jo of Limegreenjelly
Highly sprung laceweight singles!
Lightly fulled in hand hot, then cold twice, then snapped and squeezed in a towel. 350 metres, 75grammes
These singles are gorgeous! This is my second skein and I have one more bump of fibre on it’s way. Easy to spin from the fold, short forward draw. I am going to make a Featherweight Cardigan from it. I will be knitting my cardigan about 2 inches longer
We are off to Devon on Friday evening, staying with my DD Ali because on Saturday, Ali and I are spinning in public at the Pilton Green Man Festival, Barnstaple. I wonder if any of you out there will be going? Do say hello if you are, I’d love to meet you..
Lastly, a friend of mine Shani,
put out a plea for a spindle bag and I think I have come to her rescue! I posted it off to her today, hope she likes it. Embroidered red linen and some purple cotton for the lining. I quite like the colours but wouldn’t have put them together myself had Shani not told me her faves!