Hello there my lovely readers and a very happy Wednesday to you all!
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1. Such a beautiful fair isle pattern! 2. My first ever self drafted blouse pattern! 3. Knitting pattern of joy
4. Daiquiri anyone? 5. Wearing my new hat out :) 6. Homemade chocolate and peanut pudding
7. My chosen 1940s pattern 8. The loveliest inscription in my new-to-me knitting book 9. I love hot chocolate
This week I have been:
a couple of dresses into skirts for a friend, and I'm really happy with how they've turned out. I don't usually work on clothes for other people so I am worried that they are quite perfectly finished enough (that's my anal retentive nature kicking in!) but all in all they're looking great and I'm really happy that I've been able to use my skills to help someone out :)
my Perrault, and the body is almost completed! I just habe the sleeves and the hood to go and I'll be done. Which is a good things because it's threatening to snow again, so at least I'll be warm!
two beautiful 1950s knitting books that I inherited from my Sweetheart's grandmother. I am completely smitten with some of these patterns! There are so many designs that I want to try out in these books I can't even tell you, I can see that my knitting to-do list is just going to get longer and longer! I better hurry up and finish my Perrault because I'm already dreaming about jumpers/sweaters/scarves/socks... the list goes on!
what I'm going to make for the Sew For Victory sewalong! I'm really excited about this because I want to make sure I use as many historically correct techniques as possible together with my perfect 1940s pattern. I cannot wait to see what everyone creates, I will be posting more about what I'm making very soon, so watch this space!
But enough about me, what else has been going on in the blogosphere this week?
- This looks like a brilliant hat pattern, I quite fancy giving it a try!
- I really need to get me one of these DIY brooch boards, I'm starting to collect brooches and I'd love a pretty way to display them.
- I adore these finnish knitting patterns, they are beautiful. I love a good vintage knitting pattern :)
- Are you getting involved in the 1940s Sew For Victory sewalong? Check it out, it looks like it's going to be amazing!
- And finally, Tasha has done it again, this time with a beautiful wool skirt. I love this gal's wardrobe so much!
And finally, I call upon Heather Small to ask:
"What have you done today to make you feel prooooouuuuud?!"
I had a productive day at work before coming home and preparing two dresses for sewing. And then I spent some much needed quality time with my Sweetheart :)
I adjusted two skirts for a friend and baked the most amazing cream cheese cinnamon rolls in the history of the world.
Thanks for reading, be sure to drop by again soon!