WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES,
24 LITTLE HOURS......
I'd like to start off with an explanation and apology. It may seem to some of you that you're always having to comment on my blog first - the reason for this is that I am able to visit and comment on a Wednesday morning, usually reaching No 30 or so in the list, but then I go out for my Oxfam Volunteering stint so everyone from 31 onwards won't get visited until the evening. By which time you've already commented on mine! So please understand, it's not that I can't be bothered, it's just that I'm not here! Thank you for all your wonderful feedback about the blog, I really do appreciate it :-)
I have two desks for you this week - the first is from a couple of days ago:
You can see the finished tote from the fabric I showed you last week, plus a little cardi I've knitted from odds and sods of yarn that needed some pretty buttons; this will be one of many that I'm making for the Outreach project.
I found three different buttons in pinks. Twiglet gave me this pattern - it's knitted from the neck downwards with a nifty bit of casting off and on for the cap sleeves. And BEST of all, there's no sewing up afterwards!! I love knitting but detest the sewing of the garment/picking up of the button bands etc - just like I love patchwork but hate the quilting bit - weird, huh?!
So one down, a few more to go.....
And here's the tote - I'm rather pleased with the way it turned out. Not sure where it's intended for yet!
24 hours later.....
I already have a few things to send off to the Greyhound Rescue charity but thought I'd use up some of the doggy scraps to make some pencil cases/make up bags. You can see two fronts more or less made, two rectangles of a sueded fabric for the back and some ecru spotted cotton for the lining.
I cut out one of the Scotties with pinking shears and zigzagged it onto a scrap of the brown spot I used for the tote - it gave it a raggedy edged finish which is ok. Those little wooden buttons are used for everything, I think they came from Hobbycraft.
Bright pink zips finish them off - I enjoyed making these, especially as they used up tag ends of fabric, ribbon, a single daisy from ric rac....pleasing on all fronts :-D
Hope you have a lovely day mooching around all the desks - people make such interesting things, I love it!