I know what you must be thinking, TWO posts in a week? Let’s say that Clark has been sleeping enough this week for me to finally finish my second jumper of the year, the striped spring shirt by PurlSoho! Yay! I’ve modified the pattern slightly by adding larger strips at the bottom of the body and on the sleeves and by doing a 3×3 ribbing on the sleeves cuffs.
Excuse the messy bed and poor lighting, we’ve had a dreadful stormy day. I’m very pleased that I managed to cast this jumper off before Christmas, it is so warm though that it will have to wait a bit later in the year to be worn! I have already plenty of ideas of what I want to make next, I’m thinking using up some stash yarn and possibly making a fade jumper. But first I will try to finish or frog all my current yarny WIPs/UFOs. I will round up all my projects (if I can find them!) and make a stocktake post soon to have a fresh start in the new year.
I hope the last weeks of December are treating you well and that you are excited for Christmas!
Happy Wednesday everyone!
I hope you’ve all had a great week so far, I’ve been pretty good since last week one of my friends lent me her spinning wheel so I’ve been having fun with it 🙂 I can’t remember if I told you but when I was over in Queensland I got gifted two beautiful bags of alpaca fleece and I’ve started spinning the dark fleece.
What I really want to show you today though is my current progress on a Purl Soho Spring shirt I’ve started a few weeks back. It’s an A-line sweater knit bottom up in the round (which I’ve never done before) and it’s been a bit boring so far but I’m sure it will get much faster once I divide for the back and front. I still have about 4 inches to go on the body so I’ve done most of it, yay!
I really love the colours I’ve chosen, they are nice and bright and will be perfect for spring 🙂
What projects are you currently working on?
Hello lovely readers! It’s Friday yay!
So glad it’s finally the weekend 🙂 this week I’ve worked on a few things (including a new cross stitch design) but mostly I’ve finished my jute bag.
It’s the perfect size to hold all my yarn cakes for Gandalf, and it should also be great to go to the markets 🙂 I’ve made the handle straight from the main body of the bag, so that I only had to sew one side of it. Hopefully that will make the bag really sturdy and I should be able to carry heavy things in there without a problem. I based this bag mainly on PurlSoho’s pattern but I did modify it quite a bit because the jute I used was way thicker than the recommended linen yarn.
Have a great weekend!
Happy Wednesday crafters!
I’ve finally started a project that I’ve had pinned for a few years now: a netted linen market bag from PurlSoho. I’m actually making mine using jute rather than linen and a 3.75mm hook, so I’m expecting to do less rows while keeping the same size.
I’ve started the bottom of the bag and it has worked up quite fast so far, although the jute isn’t the most pleasant fiber to work with (it’s a bit rough). I’m wondering if a go in the washing machine might soften it a bit. Has anyone tried to wash jute before?
Hopefully, the bag will be finished pretty soon, I really need a new bag for my fruits and veggies shopping 🙂