Monday, May 26, 2008


It seems a wet bank holiday weekend with no real plans means a case of "Finishitis" has taken hold.
First up - Stashbuster Spirals in a combination of Yarn Yard and Lorna's laces.
stashbuster spirals 004
You can definitely see lines where I changed yarn, but this may even out when worn. I would try, but they are too small for me!
Next, my first sewn garment made for me! This is a Simplicity pattern, number 4589.
Mainly a product of my sewing class, however I did spend yesterday putting the sleeves in all by myself. I hope my teacher is proud!
Blue Flower Top
What's more, it fits and is really comfortable. I may make more if I can find some more cute prints for the summer.
Next up is another sock - this is called Summer Chevron until I come up with something better.
Summer Chevron SocksSummer Chevron Socks
I wanted a lacy chevron pattern to go with this self-striping Online Supersocke I bought in Toronto last September. I thought that theyarn was so summery that it needed some yarn overs! I looked in my Jan Eaton Ripple Pattern book and came up with this. What do you think?
I've saved the best until last.... my Swallowtail shawl is finished and blocking as we speak.
swallowtail 010

Made in Posh yarn Eva 2ply laceweight. I'll save more photos for when it is dry and I can do it justice!
Now, what to cast on next.... hmmmmmmmmmmmm.


Danielle said...

I like all of those. I can't wait to see the Swallowtail in all it's blocked glory.

Roobeedoo said...

Oh my oh my! So much loveliness in one post! I LOVE your top - it fits you so well and you look so pretty in it - definitely your colour! And then the chevron socks - yum! That is such a happy colourway! Fantastic, Roo!

Dawn said...

I can't remember if my stashbusters had lines or not, but I think washing and wearing will sort everything out - they're lovely colours.

You've done so well this week - can't wait to see the Swallowtail, it's a gorgeous pattern isn't it?

Craftyfox said...

I love the shawl it's fab. The socks are great too- almost worth a rainy bank holiday

scarletprincess said...

Oh what a fabulous post!! Love the top you made, I really want to get into sewing too. Everything is gorgeous and bright and lovely. Well done :o) xxx

Queen of the froggers said...

Lovely finished stuff! The sewing is grand.