In knitting news I've been working on the My Honey cardigan for a wee girl of our acquaintance. Getting measurements has been more difficult than I expected and I still don't know if the arm measurement is from shoulder to wrist or armpit to wrist; I'm suspecting the earlier option as I'm pretty sure her arms are normal length and if it's armpit to wrist they'd be overlong for the rest of her.
This morning I finished the body so I'm now working on the first sleeve and just trying to decide if I should do a short sleeve which would overcome the unknown arm length issue or go for long sleeves and hope like heck I get that right! Thoughts everyone?
This is it so far:
|Unblocked but very sweet|
|detail of neck lace|
I got a bit of it done yesterday while the boys were on the trampoline with the sprinkler on under it, at the time it was 32 degrees and helped to cool them off. They weren't keen till they saw me on it, then all of a sudden they both wanted in, so I had to get off. No photo's as both were naked, I took photo's I'm just not showing you guys!
For the Historical Sew Weekly this week the theme is "Under it All". I'm making a chemise from Simplicity's 9769 pattern
|the chemise is the gown on the left, but is also shown tucked in under the corset and with the drawers|
In work news I'm not getting many hours at the moment, only 7 hours this week, the budget is suffering so there will be no unnecessary spending. I'm kind of glad I'd already done the fabric, yarn and pattern shopping as I wouldn't be able to do them now.