Cleaned up the tomatoes this afternoon and am hoping this will help them ripen. Have loads of green ones......but the weather has been so crap that I'm not expecting them to ripen in a hurry.
I enjoyed making this and needed to make one for a while. I have all my knitting and crochet paraphernalia in an old whiskey tin. It's a great idea BUT you have to tip everything out when you want to find something. As I've been doing bits and pieces of crochet recently, it was a pain to search for a hook. I made up my own pattern and used two fat quarters of Kaffee Fassett shot cottons, sewed them together, bagged it out then folded over what was needed to hold the hooks. Stitched about 1/2" apart and added the vintage hexagon; one to add a deeper and wider pocket and for a bit of detail. I had some interesting synthetic trim and caught them in the side seams, et voila.
here and here I love Kristin's idea of using ribbon for the tie rather than a strand of picot. I quite fancy making another one and extending the body a bit but otherwise it's a perfect fit for me. I know a few people had mentioned they would knit a size smaller than their usual for this one but it worked out for me. The crochet was fun, mainly because I haven't done any for a while. Hmmm, what next............
vintage swap and am looking forward to that. But am most excited about the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham this weekend. It's my third visit there and am making a weekend of it with a girlfriend. Am always so inspired and amazed by what I see but more next week....and not to mention the fabric shopping!
Hobbycraft yesterday and they were having a sale on Rowanspun DK (now discontinued). There were heaps of colours and at £1.95 a skein, you can't go wrong. Consequently I bought some for various Rowan projects I've had in mind and some to send to Mum in Oz. Not been knitting for a few months, so it took a couple of bashes for me to really concentrate on the pattern. Will do some more tonight and see how it grows. Am loving the lime green and blue flecks in it. Elspeth is from Rowan Mag 37.