Thank you to all those who read my blog during 2023 and a bigger thank you to those who commented. I wish everyone all the best in 2024, may there be plenty of stitches and not too much frogging or untatting (I don't think frogging works for tatting, you can't rip it!)
Friday, December 29, 2023
Wednesday, December 27, 2023
There was quite a gap between knitting the first and second mitts and I couldn't remember - did I mark the original sequence, or only the repeats? Turns out I chose the wrong option, but it was difficult to be sure of that until I got right to the top. I could have undone the second mitt just to the start of the thumb gusset, but in the end decided to just start afresh. At least knitting is easy to unravel!
Sunday, December 24, 2023
Thursday, December 21, 2023
Wednesday, December 20, 2023
Monday, December 18, 2023
My daughter tried to comment on my blog this morning and received a notice that said her account was not permitted to comment! She investigated and it seems that Google have changed a default setting that blocks some comments. To unblock it, she clicked on the shield on the top left of my main page, up near the URL, and then turned off that setting. So if anyone else wants to comment and can't, please try that.
Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Tuesday, December 12, 2023
The green section is a different story, mainly because the felt is very stiff. I struggle to turn the felt and fit it into my sewing machine, even using my daughter's tip of rolling up the sides.
I have sewn the leaves.
Now for the trunks. I had originally thought I'd sew around the trunks, but that's going to be very difficult. Instead, I think I'll do a wide zig zag, so I can sew each one in one pass. I sewed a sample and showed it to Tash.
I had better get back to it. It's a change from sewing bags - I do like the variety!
Thursday, December 7, 2023
Tuesday, December 5, 2023
On Friday I had a visit from another jeweller, wanting bags to put earrings and things in. Of course, now it's December and they're needed quick quick. Saturday was the market and Sunday I gave myself a day off. Yesterday I sewed 20 bags in one size and today I'm working on 20 in a smaller size.
I was bit concerned about how the pattern was going to look on small bags, but they turned out fine. I couldn't afford to waste fabric or time aligning the pattern with the bags, but fortunately serendipity did alright on its own!
The market, last one for the year, went pretty well on Saturday. It's funny how different products sell on different days. I didn't sell much jam, but sold most of the puppets. I had some of Jack's honey there too. I swapped one bottle for a pocket of potatoes and sold one bottle. I had enquiries, but people seemed put off by the price. Since the price was very reasonable, I assume they were hoping for a bargain.
Friday, December 1, 2023