My gorgeous husband bought me a kit from Sheap knits (via blacker yarns) for my Birthday (http://www.blackeryarns.co.uk/blacker-designs/kits) and I’ve just finished!
There have been some challenges… I had to learn the loop stitch, I’ve never done increases before and the intarsia base. (which I know I did wrong but still…) But the instructions were really clear so it’s given me confidence. Really enjoyed it.
So as a work in progress…
And the finished product…
First attempt at intarsia… But bumpy but not a bad effort! I’ll hopefully finish this project over the weekend then you’ll see what my loopy knitting and intarsia was all about!
I finally gave in and got my sewing machine out today to do that job I’ve been putting off forever! We bought some yellow, woollen fabric ages ago to make a throw for our sofa. All
I had to do was cut it straight and then sew some bias binding along the edges. Not difficult. Straight lines.
After a lot of swearing, twice getting tangled, wobbly edges, husband unpicking a section for me,
pricking myself with pins a few times and almost sewing my cardigan to it (I know, it baffles me how I did that too!) I’m finally done.
Pleased with the final result. Will be snuggly on chilly days.
The sewing machine is going away though again… Too stressful
Just been learning how to knit a loopy stitch! Not as hard as I expected!
Enjoying my last proper day of the Christmas holidays by crafting. Still in my pjs and felted this little fella from the book “Woolbuddies”
So they all start as wool roving (as in the picture with the book) and you basically jab it with a felting needle until it’s the correct size/shape and add detail with other colours of wool. No glue, sewing or anything, just jabbing with the felting needle attaches it.