Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Le Challenge - #11 Bright

I hope this is bright enough?
For me it is very very bright, especially when I consider my normal colours for scarfs!
The colours are definitely mood brightening and very Springish!

The details are

1 Skein of Daffodils Superwashed BFL 4ply yarn from Gemini Knits 

I have to say, I didn't think I would be finished the shawl in time for Le Challenge, but it is a really simple and quick knit, that you can easily remember the pattern for and knit in front of the tv.
But, saying that, it looks really complicated, so would make a brilliant gift, a friend was already admiring it yesterday and I think I could make her one for her birthday!
And here it is being snapped as I ran out the door to Kew Gardens yesterday and a better not of me proper camera selfie today.
It felt the perfect weight for the spring weather, not so big and thick, that I look like I got lost on the way from Winter, but warm enough to keep the spring breeze from my neck! 
I'm so so pleased I signed up to Sarah's knit along now, as this was my first shawl, of what I think will be many, if my Ravelry Queue is anything to go by!!! 

I'm linking up with
Le Challenge


Sunday, 13 April 2014

KCW Day 7 - A Geranium Tunic and OUT!

This KCW has exhausted me, I think that it has fallen in the Easter Holidays hasn't helped, but I have seriously sewed, sewed and sewed! And I have SEWED KNITS!!!
But, today I have sewed something that isn't knits that I LOVE Love Love and that I want in my size!!!!!
A Hello Petal Geranium Tunic!!!
I WANT TO SQUEAL AND JUMP UP AND DOWN!!! I love it that much!!!
So, obviously I went a little photo crazy!
And the model was on posing overdrive!
I think she was just pleased to have managed the 'thumbs up' that her brothers were directing her to do.
This blogging malarky is a real family affair! This photo is the reason I don't sew for the boys as they are permanently in bloody football kits!!!

The details:

Geranium Tunic by Made By Rae made in View B & size 4T 
Blue buttons - Coats Craft 

Thats me done till KCW Summer, I'm off to lie in a darkened room…..until the children start shouting for something, probably more food!!! 
kid's clothes week 

Saturday, 12 April 2014

FAL 2014 - Q2 List

So the list is growing and I think That Katy is going to tell me off!!
The first is the 2 things that I am carrying over from Q1!

Baby Girl Quilt

HST cushion

Then from the new WIP's I want MAY to be finished and turned into a cushion quickly! It's her birthday soon….

Then this Swoon that I have decided on, with white…. needs to to be made and completed!!!!!

And these blocks need to be turned into something….anything, a quilt or cushion!
I think thats it! Not much compared to the last list…….
but, I really think I have forgotten lots……….
I thank the lovely and very had working Katy for this years FAL!
Finish Along 2014

KCW day 5 & 6...

The Husband went out last night and that meant I could sew,sew,sew to my hearts content, without anyone saying
"Are you nearly finished!" 
"It's Friday night, are you going to sit down tonight!" 
"You are obsessed with sewing!" 

So, I sewed and sewed and sewed 8 ish until 10.30 and made these! 
Two more Flashback Tee's, with PUFF SLEEVES, which means that in KCW I have sewed knits and WON!!!
And I am no longer scared by them.
And also, that they are big hit with the model! 
Lots of laughing and the 12 year old trying desperately to get her to pose!!
The children of bloggers are trained well, I do worry for later life that in the company of a camera they will pose terribly!!! 

The details are 

Flashback Skinny Tee by Made by Rae in 4 with short puff sleeves 
Knits and ribbing are from Kitschy Coo and are so so thick and soft and she has new ones with ASTRONAUTS that would make amazing pyjamas, but I've reached my fabric budget for the month!!!
BOO to budgets! They should be abolished!!

I have one more thing on my KCW list, a Hello Petal Geranium Tunic……….. but I don't think I will get it made by tomorrow…..but I live in hope!

kid's clothes week

Friday, 11 April 2014

KCW Days 3 & 4 - Strawberry Knits

Last night I attempted a slightly trickier pattern in my plan to tackle knits for KCW.
 It was a success!
I had the Oliver + S Hopscotch knit top pattern from last year when I made the skirt and had got the Briar Rose Knit Fabric from The Village Haberdashery in their Boxing Day sale, so so cheaply.
I managed to use my twin needle for the hemming without too much trouble and just the knit stitch and overcast stitch on my machine to assemble the top. I found a brilliant series of posts on Sewing With Knits on Kitschy Coo's blog, which help me get my head around handling it.

The Details

Oliver + S Hopscotch Knit Top size 4T (Rose is 3 and a bit, but fairly tall) in view A with short sleeves
Briar Rose Strawberry Knit in Orange - used less than half a metre
Mad Mad Briar Rose! 
I think the model may have been paid in too many chocolate biscuits, I'm sure she's trying to do the running man!!!!

Day 5 of KCW looks a lot like mum playing chauffeur for the 12 year old and hopefully cutting into this lot….
I also really need to get my FAL Q2 list done and feed some children!

kid's clothes week
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