Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Spring Doily 2024


The first rounds of Renata's Spring Doily 2024 have been published on the Renulek blog. I have neither the time nor the thread to tat the whole doily, but I'd like to tat part of it. On Sunday I found my shuttles and all the things I needed and set to work. It went horribly wrong:

Oops. I went back to spinning wool. But Diane's multicolour version renewed my resolve and today I had another go, as you can see in the top picture. I tried to pay more attention to tension and have successfully completed three rounds, ready for the next round to be released tomorrow. 

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Storybook Rabbits


I had a message from one of the (trainee) teachers I made felt story aids for last year asking if I could make two rabbit puppets for her. Her deadline was pretty close, but luckily she was happy to have the turquoise rabbit I had in stock, instead of the blue she visualised, so I was able to help. The pink rabbit is mum, so I made her a bit bigger than the other one, and gave her a necklace. 

I had a message from one of the other teachers last week, asking for advice about making her own props for story telling. I was happy to help, but I do wonder why she didn't learn that when she was training! 

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Shirt Two


I reversed the colours on this shirt, so that it's not identical to last week's shirt. Same pattern, of course, and same adaptations. 



I sold a pair of fingerless gloves last week, so I thought it would be a good idea to replace them. I used the 'spearmint' yarn that I spun last year, August. I knitted some of the batch of yarn and put the rest on my market table as yarn. It's still in the basket, so I may as well knit it up myself. The pattern is  called 'Leaves', by ValKnitting. 

Monday, February 19, 2024

Another Pair


I've finished another pair of socks for my sock basket. Oddly, one sock looks slightly paler than the other. I dyed the skeins together, so I don't know why that is. 

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Back To The Sewing Machine


Jack tore a shirt last week. I'm quite pleased with my mending:

But it's nevertheless a sign that it's time to make more shirts! The original pattern is from Burda Moden magazine, but I've made so many changes to suit Jack's requirements that it's scarcely recognisable. No buttons, long pockets, that sort of thing. 

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

One Pair


It will take me a lot longer to fill the sock basket than it took to fill the puppet basket, but I've made a start and finished knitting the first pair.