Of course I have plenty of knits in progress but I really thought I ought to be doing some for autumn and winter and when winter comes 'round I'll finish my summer knits. It's what I usually do, it only makes sense. I feel as though I should have these done in time to wear for spring next year. They're
very springy-prestine looking!
So I've started this lovely number on Saturday (in a beautiful dark red wool) but I'm not going to set a deadline, for every time I do things in life happens and I never know when I'll get to knit. Then again I may stray to a different knit or another project altogether. I tend to, you see.
Nevertheless, I think I shall work especially hard to keep on it and knit only this until it is done. I just love the chic design and detail especially of the opening to reveal a beautiful blouse.
I am also working on my Leila hyams jumper but only have to finish a sleeve, block it and sew it up.I'm sewing this lovely jumper with a brown skirt for autumn but I think it will be terribly lovely with a deep red, black or navy among others.
I don't have too much time to be working on a post today so I'll share a couple of patterns and be away. This first one is for my crocheting friends out there whom i really rather envy for being able to crochet so well. I wish in I could have a few more lessons in it...to me it's not as logical as knitting or something, I'm not quite sure what it is about crocheting that I just don't get. It's probably the whole idea of crocheting some stitches to make the row high enough for the next row. Well, when I have time enough again I'll get in to teach myself to crochet again.
I would really love to make this!
And for my knitting friends!
Isn't it lovely? I'm not working on this but I might because I knit up a little swatch out of curiosity and it makes a swell little popcorn stitch!
The pattern stitch is a multiple of four plus two and here's what it looks like...
I just loved it so much that I kept knitting and realized it's the perfect width to make a keen little compact keeper for my be same compact. I knit a few rows first of moss stitch so the swatch doesn't curl up on me.
The little keeper is something I especially need, for my compact is always slipping out of my handbag and this'll provide, perhaps, a bit of "cushioning." Here's what I ended up with!
I added a real fresh water pearl that I only have one of. These little ordeals are perfect for those one off or odd buttons and such, aren't they!
Have a lovely day!
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Such a pretty compact holder. I need to follow your lead on that one!ReplyDelete
Love the compact holderReplyDelete
So true about deadlines and crafting. If we're creating for the sake of pleasure (aka, not as a business or such) it can put undo stress on us set deadlines that we might, realistically, not be able to keep.ReplyDelete
Happy (leisurely) knitting - it's a great pattern for sure!