After nearly 3 weeks without the internet I thought it was time for a big update. The festive season was fairly quiet. We had a lovely Christmas spent with DH's family in a cottage on the Galloway coast (Port William). The week between Christmas and New Year was spent mostly running and crafting with a few nights out with friends. It was a wonderfully relaxing time.
This was a family photo taken by DH's mum. Its around a memorial to Midge the otter from the book Ring of Bright Water as the author Gavin Maxwell came from the area where we were staying. The beach was nearby about 10 mins walk and it was great going for a paddle in the relatively warm sea. I love doing cartwheels in the sand ...
In my last big update I included a list of plans for the coming couple of months.
1. Top down raglan for DH (and a new hat as he lost his)
Raglan is knit in Jaeger extra fine merino aran and the hat in RYC Cashsoft DK. Both were simple patterns that I made up in my head following along the lines of things I've knitted before.
Knitting in Noro Shinano. I love the Gull lace pattern but am a bit worried that it will turn out too big.
3. something lacy (need to dig out pattern books from storage)
Haven't given this much thought just yet
4. Laurel Burch bountiful blessings quilt- Laurel Burch Fanciful felines quilt
Haven't given this much thought yet but the thought of it is very exciting as DH bought the Laurel Burch quilting book for me at Christmas. Its got so many amazing things in it ...
5. Sewn suit
No photos just yet. The fabric I choose was a deep lavender pure wool crepe with Bremsilk lining. The Jacket just needs a tiny sewing error fixed and hemmed. Although I think I might need to face the Peplum rather than hem it to keep it nice and swingy. The trousers need a couple of buttonholes and hemmed. The lacy top is done but I think I might take the lace off and make fabric straps as I don't like the lace I've choosen, its scratchy and a bit OTT!!! I'm hoping to finish the whole thing this sometime this week.
... I got distracted by a few other things not on the list ...
A top down Raglan for myself using my some of my hand dyed wool and wool/silk. Its turned out a fraction big and shapeless towards the bottom of the body but it hasn't been blocked yet ... this hasn't stopped me from wearing it a few times!
And some fingerless convertible mittens to match.