Back in the swing of it

My sewing table is clear so I finally got down to some serious sewing. I made two sample bags for a workshop next month in some Amy Butler fabric, altered one of my dresses and even managed to hem my nans trousers for her. I did a perfect blind hem only to discover I’d sewn it the wrong way around. I guess it’s true what they say practice makes perfect!
I also finally started this years mystery blanket from Debbie Abrahams. Still only on the first square but am enjoying using the different yarns. This last week I knitted a lovely work colleague a hat & mittens. Photos will be uploaded once I’ve given her them

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It’s finished

Well I am pleased to announce that Dominika from Rowan Knitting Magazine 48 is finally finished, well all bar the blocking and sewing. I also decided that as the knitted fabric was so nice I want to line it. In my stash I have the perfect fabric colour wise and have cut it out ready . The sleeve linings will be in a plain lining fabric as I didn’t have enough of the Cotton. One front and the back have been blocked so once the rest is done I can sew it all together. Hopefully this will happen before Monday but I’m not going to rush it so we shall see. I really enjoyed knitting this and love the yarn. Rowan Felted Tweed Aran a dream to knit with. My only minor complaint is that I’m not over keen on the moss stitch top of the sleeve.

The End is in Sight

I have just had a wonderful relaxing time aboard the cruise liner Celebrity Eclipse. It was four nights of pure rest and relaxation. Of course I took my knitting with me. Originally I was going to take the socks to knit but I got back into Dominika the day before so I took that too. I only took the sleeves but am over halfway on both and should finish them by tomorrow. Then it’s the blocking and sewing. It is such a nice fabric once knitted that I have decided to line it. This will make it more wearable and hopefully last longer. I have some nice cotton fabric in the stash which I think will go perfectly. Progress on sleeves so far.

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