After the Ravellenics, I suddenly found myself with NOTHING to knit. No idea how this is possible, other than I have a million clothes and nothing to wear and my current situation is following the same laws of physics.
Anyway, I thought this would be a chance to get back into sewing and if I do one project a day, I'll be pretty much clear to get back into knitting stress again the following week. How we'll laugh that I still believe this is possible.
Today- Canopy and bumpers for the crib, as she's likely to start sleeping in there from tonight as we all keep waking each other up with our respective noise and it's way too hot in the room with the door shut, but if it's open, she stares madly at the light outside and wakes with the dawn. This way, she'll sleep and I get to listen out for her all night from further away...
Saturday- getting the buttons finally onto Rich's Negroni Shirt.
Sunday- Sewing a pair of Knickers - the hardest part will be deciding which size I think I am.
Monday-making a swaddle bag as she's growing out of her swaddle pod, none of the other designs are what I want, and our sleep depends on this.
Tuesday- Parents over, so will try to get elastic onto Rich's drill pouch today or tomorrow
Wednesday- friend over, so unlikely to get anything done- especially the bedroom blind on my list.
Thursday - chisel cosy to go with spanner cosy- saving the best for last.
less than 12 hours to fail to get the first project done...
Friday, 17 August 2012
3- Tissue box holder - For my mother's birthday, to go with her green living room and accent plum cushion. And to have fun with buttons- really good fun to make, so much so that I even lined the thing. The fabric and buttons came from a phone call to The Eternal Maker, which is safer than going in and still being there in open-mouthed wonder until being asked to leave. And I took the opportunity to try a bound buttonhole for the opening, with no thought to the irony of buttons, buttons everywhere and not one to go through the buttonhole. Tutorial here
Now- the toys. These vary depending on sleep deprivation. However, they're done, so they're going on the list.
4- Timmy. Love this- I'd all but finished it on the bus while still at work, but seeing that baby liked high contrast things to stare at gave me motivation to finish it. Still needs a dummy, but I don't like the one on the pattern, so still hunting around. I also changed the eyes to look like Timmy's and stuffed the ears slightly. My greatest success over the last few weeks, I'd say.
I'm not even going to attempt to get these photos to line up- I'm typing on borrowed time as it is- very soon duty will call, loudly...
5- the ball that looks more like a brain. I don't care- she likes it and it's saved me trying to make another load of squares into a garish jacket for her.
My first attempt at weaving on the Martha Stewart Knit and Weave Loom
and here is what was going to be a ball, but I couldn't be bothered, so it looks more like a brain, but she can grab it and stare at it, so I feel my work here is done.
6- Shaun the sheep mobile- I've waited years for an excuse to knit this. Currently waiting for mother to put the faces on them, then I'll do the hats and scarves, but at least the sheep are done: