Back to hippy days. Made my skirt from old shorts I then added 5 inch squares. Cut the shorts below zip in the front and slightly higher on the sides. First row has two extra square. Second row 11/2 to each square on first row and third row is 2 square to each square in 2nd row. The next few rows have 2 extra square per row just gathered in. If you making one chose lighter fabric otherwise your skirt will be very heavy.
So cold here in New Zealand over the last few days so I have been weaving some … or should I say a lot of scarves great for using up wool. This loom is a basic one that only does the scarf width. I was surprised how they came out and realized the big influence of the waft thread colour on the overall effect.
Knitted these while holed up at home feeling unwell and watching Wentworth the prison series. I have wanted to try knitting socks for ages but couldn’t find a pattern until I found this one on ravelry. I couldn’t get the correct wool novita which comes from Seeeden but only available in Europe. Nothing here in little old New Zealand. So I used an 8 ply and size 4 double pointed needles. I changed the pattern slightly and found it strange that some of the pattern referred you to YouTube. Pattern from here http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/anelmaiset
Blue and green was my colour choice because I couldn’t find anything suitable in yellow my favourite colour. It’s amazing how inspirational these colours are and they really lift my mood. The ideas seem to flow and I never seem to be without ideas.
My daughter Mandy is expecting number two at the end of July. My eldest daughter Sally and I put together a baby shower. We were impressed with ourselves hahaha it came together ! Sally creatively made a baby in a bee outfit for the cake topping which came out even better than expected. Sally’s husband Steve made the cake and also made some fudge which we added to the bee hive boxes. Along with the embroidered serviette holders that are an embroidery design for lipgloss holders that I altered slightly sewing them on felt Lots of daisies pulled it all together.
Found this pattern in a Knit Simple book it was a bit fiddly to make but think it came out beautifully http://www.knitsimplemag.com/Back-Issues/holiday-2015 you can order a back copy here.