Saturday, July 28, 2012
The Belmondo Shawl is a pattern that I have been wanting to try for a while but couldn't decide which yarn to use. After rummaging through my stash, I came across a pack of Patons Dew which is a nice silk/cotton/acrylic/viscose mix. I got this in a sale years ago. So far it is knitting up nicely with just the right amount of drape. The pattern is easy to memorize and quite effective.
Yet another Wiksten Tank in Liberty Tana Lawn. This is such a simple project and I would be happy to have a hundred of them hanging in my wardrobe. The simple design really shows of a beautiful fabric.
Monday, July 02, 2012
There was enough fabric to cut out another Wiksten Tank and I now feel that there is no such thing as too many of those. I have already worn the first two many times despite the unseasonably cold weather we've been experiencing recently. Still some fabric left, so I thought it would be perfect for the lining of a denim sunhat that I've been wanting to make. The pattern is free on Martha Stewart's website, but be warned that the pattern download is rubbish. The pieces weren't marked in any way and so it was like working out a puzzle trying to put them together right. Eventually, I managed to assemble a crown, side and brim pattern.
The fabric is cut and ready to sew. So now, I have two tops and a hat ready to make up and am looking forward to spending tomorrow at my sewing machine.
Labels: Liberty Tana Lawn Betsy Tova Top Wiksten Tank denim hat lining cotton fabric shawl Sweet November Sublime Tussah Silk