Thursday, 20 June 2013

C'est fini!

The blanket is warm and cuddly, ready for action. And just in time because the weather was like this yesterday:


Gratuitous photo of Bonnie

So here it is, in all its glory. The weather may look sunny but don't be fooled, it's cold and windy so I didn't want to stay outside too long trying to get a perfect shot.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

You know, just once I'd like to meet an alien menace that wasn't immune to bullets.

The blanket is finished!!! I've washed it and am now waiting for it to dry, which could take a while with all this "lovely" rain.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

You know how it is; you put things off for a day and next thing you know, it's a hundred years later.

The last of the spinning for this blanket. It has taken a while, part of the delay was because I had to order a new turkish spindle after a certain Welsh Springer Spaniel, who shall not be named, decided that the taste of vintage bog oak was to her liking.  It was not a good day, that day.  I won't even go into the details of how hard it was to interrogate said spaniel in order to locate the spindle and how discovery involved hitting my head as I crawled under the deck.

Dog attack spindle on the right (as if you couldn't tell).
 The spindle is from  IST Crafts.  I plied the singles using a Majacraft spindle as it held more.

I don't know what you are talking about, I think it was those cats next door.

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

I am and always will be an optimist. The hoper of far-flung hopes and the dreamer of improbable dreams.

I am on a quest to find a really good basic top pattern and then I will make millions of them and my wardrobe will be super organised and I will rule the world. Well, maybe not.  This top looked promising but it's not the one, however I have wore it a couple of times since I made it and I can see it being worn more.

Burda 8/2012, model 108.
Fabric - unknown, either from op shop or someone gave it to me.

This was my second item in the Burda Sew-Along, I finished it on the 31 May but then we went away for the long weekend and I only managed to take a photo of it yesterday.