Tuesday 30 June 2009

From Miss W to Mrs S

We're back! We're married! And gosh isn't it muggy? (for those non-UK readers, we are experiencing a 'heatwave' here)

More coming soon, but just to say it all went very well and normal (if there is such a thing) blogging will resume shortly. I even spent a couple of hours yesterday cutting out a new project.

Tuesday 9 June 2009

Baktus Scarf and a blogging break

Look... I finished my baktus scarf! I can't tell you how pleased I am. I finished it last night and put it straight on - it felt excellent. I LOVE IT. It is the first thing I have knitted for myself, and the first thing I have made for ages that I am not giving away immediately, and I feel really good about that! I am even contemplating only making things for Brendan, Mil and I for the months of July and August... what do you think? Selfish or sensible?!

So, along with showing off my delicious new scarf (I know it is summer, but this is England), I now have to come to terms with revealing myself to you too! Brendan saw these pictures and thought I look really sad (sad as in unhappy, not sad is in uncool I hope). I am not sad, just concentrating on the job in hand. Taking pictures of yourself is difficult, no?!
Tonight we pack, and tomorrow we leave for Cambridge, so I will be AWOL for a while, busy getting married and then busy camping for our honeymoon. We're back in a few weeks... take care and see you on the other side!
And, by the way, have you seen my new scarf?

Monday 8 June 2009

Weekend Sewing

Last week I treated myself to a copy of Weekend Sewing by Heather Ross. What swung it was seeing other peoples Yard-Sale Wrap Skirt. I need to think about buying some fabric for the skirt project, but in the meantime I thought I would try out the Weekend-Away Travel Bag.

The pattern and instructions were easy to follow, and it took me just a few grabbed hours. I am fairly pleased with the result, although I think the inside pockets should be larger, so they come up the insides of the bag further. The first time I have inserted a zipper too!
This is being wrapped up for a good friends birthday... one day I will make something and keep it for myself!
And, I finished the bunting! Yey! It only took me a year! Here it is bundled into a big blue Ikea bag along with other bits for the wedding which is in FIVE days. Goodness. Pictures of the bunting in-situ will follow after the event. Promise.