In other news I'm not knitting or sewing much the last few days as I've been getting the eaves of the house ready for painting. 2 coats already done on one side of the house, going to start side 2 this afternoon which will then leave another coat there and then the gables and sloped eaves. I'm not prepared to do them without Thomas at home to keep an eye on me for safety's sake.
I have finished a couple of things before I started the painting though. Ian's slippers were completed yesterday afternoon:
|Green felted slippers.|
I've also finished my fur collar:
|I think it really pulls the whole outfit into 1913|
|Detail of the decoration at the ends of the collar.|
My next sewing item will be trousers for the "By the Sea" challenge. I'm making a pair of wide-leg navy trousers with a sailor look to them based on a pin I found. I'm using the same 1940's pattern I used for the jacket, but the main alteration will be a turn up cuff; not sure this is a good idea as I have short legs already but it'll make the end result look more authentic. I think the fabric is a cotton blend of some sort, nothing dissolved in the bleach anyway so it's not wool.
I'm also knitting a pair of socks for Ian during waiting times (my travel knitting) and working on my Central Park Hoodie as well; I really need to get that finished!