I’ve been meaning to make a matching crop top to go with my favourite Liberty skirt for some time, and for some reason in the fatness and regret of early January I actually did it. Here’s the result:
I think it’s rather lovely!
Although short, it works perfectly with my high waisted skirt, and is suitably office-appropriate.
One final bit of Christmas leftovers – I made a Dallas Vintage Duffel from Swoon Patterns and I thought it deserved its own post. God I love this bag.
Might need to make another for myself! I made the medium, and it’s just perfect.
Foxy fabric from M is for Make.
Too many photos for one post! Here are the rest.
So now that it’s March 2017 I should probably have already posted about all the crafting that kept me occupied up to Christmas. Last year I did individual posts for each item (!). This year it’s too high a hurdle for me, as evidenced by my already infrequent blogging.
En bref, Christmas 2016:
- 1 duffel bag
- 2 baable hats
- 8 zip pouches
- 1 fleecy bonnet
- 1 fleecy raccoon gilet
- 2 eye patches
- 2 scrunchies
- 1 knitted scarf
- 1 lavender sachet
- 1 tote bag
Here are some pictures:
I have all these grand ideas for making quilts (and a ridiculous hoard of fabric for it) but until now I’ve never even pieced triangles.
I made this pouch for a colleague. You can see my piecing is pretty dreadful, but you’ve got to start somewhere and I rather like the result.
Note: WOW it’s been four months since I last posted, and this has been sitting in my drafts folder since November. I’ll publish this post and another from October (blushes), and then be free to move forwards into the third month of 2017!
It’s starting to get a bit chilly and that means it’s time for my dad’s birthday.
This year he got super warm, super practical boot socks.
I used the Hermione’s Everyday Socks free pattern on Ravelry, adapting it to the gauge and size I wanted. I like this pattern a lot – very easy to remember for commute knitting, and pleasing to look at and touch.
The main yarn is some old Rowan Purelife I found lying around and the cuffs, heels and toes are in a superwash merino.
After making Mr Donk I had some yarn left over. I’ve admired Donna Smith’s Baa-ble Hat pattern for some time, so stocked up on extra colours of Rowan felted tweed DK and set to work.
I adjusted the pattern for the thinner yarn by casting on 120 stitches in the first place, thereby neatly avoiding the increase at the top of the ribbing.
I’m obsessed with these colours. My mum wants one too, but I’ll have to find new colour combinations. I think I’ll have a flock of these hats soon enough.