Friday, 9 September 2011
My Creative Space ... Still in Progress!
You may remember that way back in July I started knitting a summer top. I wasn't 100% in love with the yarn and I think I can say I'm less than thrilled with the pattern. This jumper has been knitted and unravelled more times than I can count - it's definitely been a case of three steps forward and two back.
Of course, every time I had to unravel a section the whole project got parked in a cupboard for a week or two while I decided whether to give the project up completely which is probably why it's taking so long! However this week I've made a concerted effort to make some progress (full disclosure: the sewing hasn't been going well and I felt it was time for a change!) and amazingly the back and front of the jumper are now complete.
Just got the sleeves to finish, sew it all up (I hate that part) and the neckline to finish off. Sounds easy, right? Wonder if I'll finish it this month? Either way - autumn is here and it's a bit cool now for a short sleeved, lacy knit. Oh well!!
On the sewing front I have another project parked by the sewing machine that isn't going well at all ... and I joined a patchwork / quilting group, so I might at least fulfil one of my resolutions for this year. But all sewing is on hold for a while as tomorrow the sewing machine is going in for some repairs (or to see if repair is possible at least!).
I've also been making the Christmas list - deciding how many presents (and what) I can realistically make before Christmas. Last year was a completely handmade Christmas, but I don't think that's achievable this year, not least because I haven't started yet!! Help!
To see what everyone else is making, head over to our creative spaces.