I was supposed to have a new skirt to show you this week. I finished it on Sunday - except for the bottom hem. And how long does it take to turn up a hem?
But I have had no energy to spare this week. I blame the bar of vanilla fudge in my desk drawer. Shrug. The hem will have to wait until the weekend.
But I started another Cabled Keyhole Scarf - definitely for my aunt this time! The yarn is a sample skein of handspun camel from Hipknits that I tried to dye blue with my woad crop a couple of years ago. It is supersoft and is a kind of mushroom colour with blue splodges. I need to give it a wash when I finish, as I wouldn't want my aunt's neck to change colour from the dodgy dye-ing!
The new season's catalogues continue to arrive and go straight into the recycling bag... although I do like this top from Joules. It is a silk / cotton mix and claims to have a back pleat, which is intriguing. I like the double string of beads too.
I cut out the Pendrell blouse pattern at the weekend, but the sleeves are double-thickness, so it really does have to be made from super-drapey fabric. I had planned to use a navy / white pin-dot cotton and it was far too stiff. Back to the drawing-board.
However, I have just the pattern to suit the material!
Clare was having a clear-out and remembered that I had been jealous of her 1950's vintage pattern and offered it to me - woo hoo!
I can't imagine ever being warm enough to bare my shoulders, but isn't this the most fabulous summer top?
I would love to make the bow-necked version in my navy and white dotty cotton - fabulous with the navy sailor trousers I haven't made yet!
And my new skirt...!
P.S. There is one more day to vote for or against my new glasses... though the result is looking pretty much unanimous at the moment!