I haven’t sewn for a bit, kind of lost my mojo again and got caught up doing other things with the time I would have been sewing, as you do now and again. I have finished a few things that I’ve not posted about though and, what with the end of the year coming up and all that jazz, I wanted to get them on the blog and clear the FO decks.
First up is Tinder which I showed you in pieces a few months back. I finally spent a weekend putting it together and getting the bands knit. This took me over a year start to finish, which is silly really as it’s not a hard knit. I think I put it down in the winter as it was hard to see the dark brown yarn on dark nights.
The yarn is Rico Creative Cotton in Aran which I got from Kemps. I actually paid full price for it as I wanted to start this cardigan right away rather than waiting for a sale, it’s always those that end up taking forever to knit!
The buttons were from John Lewis in Edinburgh when we were there on holiday this summer with my parents. I do like buying buttons or fabric on holiday as the memory of the trip is tied into what they’re used for. I also love a wooden button as you will no doubt know if you’ve seen any of my previous knits!
I’ve not actually worn this cardigan yet, I don’t know why as I really like it. I think I need to find some things to wear it with and pull it out!
I mentioned the Maya pattern the other day and this is the first version I made using some lawn from Boyes. All the seams of this shirt are finished so it’s perfect for a lighter fabric that needs a french seam finish.
This is really comfortable to wear and I’m sure I’ll drag it out a lot in the summer.
Under Tinder in the first photo is the dress I made from the same pattern using some baby cord that must have been in my stash for about 9 years or so. I have used it once and I have enough left for another project in the future, which is good as I love it!
I did size the dress up a little bit, I’m quite large at the moment (going to do something about that in the New Year she says once again) and I wanted to be able to wear a t-shirt under the dress. I just added a half inch to the outside of the front and back when I cut it out and called it done. Again, I’ve not worn this yet for some unknown reason, but I am planning to wear it on Christmas Day as I think it will be comfortable and I’m cooking for 10 so short sleeves when I get hot and bothered will be good!
I have plans for at least two more versions of this pattern, one from a lovely flannel that I bought especially, should probably get on with that before the weather warms up and a flannel tunic will be a bad idea!
I’ll be back for a round-up of the year and to show you, hopefully, two more projects that I am working on.