Nothing to do with the sewing, I have finished the 3 robes and both sets of PJ bottoms, the tops only need about an hour to see them done and dusted.
No, the problem is with knitting. Or to be correct, with picking out someones work and them putting it right.
I was at my favourite yarn shop, Deb,s in Llandeilo on Friday and I was asked if I would Kitchener the toe of a sock, this had been knitted by a customer who didn't know how. No probs, I thought, 2 minutes work. wrong. The toe had been cobbled together by running the yarn through live stitches and fastened with a knot. The yarn is quite bulky and has a pronounced halo to boot. I sat in bright sunlight and had my magnifying lamp on and struggled. BUT it is done and looks altogether better, I am happy to repeat the favour but will ask for the stitches to be threaded onto a different yarn.
It has been another funny day for weather, brilliant sunshine at 5:30 this morning, pouring down by 8:00 followed by intermittent sun and drizzle. By 2:00 the clouds had vanished and we have had hot hot sun. It is now 4:00 and the sun is blazing down from an azure sky complete with cotton wool clouds, gorgeous.
A little bit of news, one of our knit and natter girls, in fact our Sophie's mum, has designed a sock pattern and is selling it on ravelry. It is called Dittany socks,
Mandy is a very crafty and clever young woman, she knits and crochets like a dream, has dabbled in yarn dying and sews. With 5 children to keep her on her toes she amazes me with all the lovely things that she creates. (mind you the 5 littlies are probably the best)
Do slip over and have a look, I just have to decide what colour yarn to use, it has to come from stash this time. I just need to talk about a custom dye job, I'm not shy I have seen her work and it is really good.
Now Ben has decided that he wants food, Now, Right Now!
He may not wear the trousers in this house, but he sure as heck rules the roost.