Thursday, November 16, 2006
This is mum's bag for Christmas. I sat down last night and cut out all of the pieces, and today I sewed it up. After a few mishaps of sewing handles on the wrong way, having the top the wrong side up, and unpicking them all, I have finally finished. Do you like it. I hope my mum does. The pattern is from the bag book that I bought a few weeks ago, and posted about. It is not too hard to make, and look at how nicely the zip was stitched in, I was quite proud of myself. So now all I have to do is finish off a baby cardigan, and another scarf.
This scarf is from the Jo Sharp book, Gathering. It is called Checkers, and I really like the pattern. I am using Naturally Merino which is a 10 ply, so it is really lovely and soft. I think I will make a different scarf for the other teacher, and they are both lovely people, so I hope they like them. I have also finished the postcards, but I did not end up making fabric ones, I just used glitter and Christmas stickers and stars to stick them into picture postcards. I think they are cute, so I hope the recipients like them too. I will put them in the envelopes tonight, and get them ready to send off in about 2 weeks. Well off to knit some more on the scarf, just another ball and a half to go, or maybe I will add another, it depends on the length, so happy knitting and sewing everybody!