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Friday, December 28, 2012

Frau Holle

I finished my shawl today, you can see it on Ravelry.
Currently blocking in my sewing room, going to hopefully dry fairly quickly as it's warmed up a bit this evening.  I really like it, wasn't sure about it at first, but as it's grown it's also grown on me.
Straight off the needles, not washed but ends darned in.

Blocking on the same table, rather larger!
 Next is the vest for Ian, that won't knit up as quickly as the yarn hurts my hands.   I really do want to get it finished though, it's for next winter.
 I also need to cut out and sew the first item for my sewing challenge this year.  I'm participating in The Historical Sew Fortnightly Challenge, the first challenge is optional, but you can make something simple.   I'm planning on making myself a simple fitted half-slip to go under the 1910 skirt I'm planning on making later.   I've got some cream jacquard silk that should be perfect.   I won't be able to use elastic or the overlocker as that's definitely not appropriate for the period.  Instead I'll be using french seams and a draw-cord in the waist.   I'm afraid I will be using the sewing machine, not quite prepared to sew by hand.

Change of mind on the vest, I'm getting gauge, but I don't like the feel of the fabric, it's too stiff so I'm going to frog.   Mum is partway through a vest for one of the boys so hopefully that will fill the gap.   I think this yarn is more of a heavy DK/worsted rather than a standard DK.


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Pretty, pretty..I love the color

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