E had a lovely time today playing with her castle, with the moat filled with water.
So, I decided to have a go at embroidering my soakers to zhuzz them up a little. Here is my first attempt, on a soaker knitted in Treliske organic merino (yummmm!). I played around with duplicate stitch, chain stitch and lazy daizies – my first ever embroidery experiment. It was also the first time I made an i-cord. ugh. not my favourite thing.
back view (its supposed to be a butterfly. yes really.)
I wasn’t entirely happy and wanted to improve on that effort, so I did another flowery girly sort of soaker, this time for a friend of E. This was actually my first try at circular knitting, using the Punk Knitters pattern. After that I never bothered making a soaker on flats again, I love circulars!:
I also picked up some fabric for me at Spotlight this weekend.
For an apron for me (I am in love with this stuff):
Some quilting cotton destined to be a tote bag:
whose feet are these?
So, the first thing I ever knitted was a soaker. Now while I was very proud of myself, it was all one colour and therefore a bit boring. See for yourself:
So for the next one I had a go at stripes. Better, but still not exactly BAM! (yes there is a mistake under the ribbing waistband – hey it was my first go at stripes!)
So, in an attempt for a more bootilicious soaker, I had a go at intarsia. OK so this was my first and only intarsia effort – its just not my thing. But a good thing about this project was I did the black in duplicate stitch, and thus discovered I prefer embroidery to intarsia colourwork.
Yesterday I took a trip to Spotlight, to find fabric for aprons. Tammy had bought some lovely fabric last weekend, and I wanted to find some contrasting/complementary fabrics for the accent colours on her aprons.
So – she bought the gingham, and I chose the red for the sash and frills
For this pair of fabrics I matched the deeper pink with Tammy’s pale pink fabric. Its going to be the sash for a reversible apron. I like the deep pink so much I got some for myself with an aqua blue to match but I don’t have a pic of that yet. The deep pink is wrinkly cos its the end of the roll, its not actually wrinkly fabric.
My friend Neak sent this cute bracelet to E as a gift. At first she was abit unsure about wearing it, but we told her how pretty it was and soon she was happily holding her arm still for me to do up the clasp.