Yesterday I finally finished the little ballet wrap I had been working on ever so intermittently since the summer. I remember I knitted the back during a tense Wimbledon Men's final - hence mistakes that led to me putting the project aside for a good while!
Eventually I unravelled and got back on track, only to make a right front that did not match the left front, leading to another spell shoved at the bottom of my knitting bag.
With long evenings on holiday (the 'evening' starting around two when the slopes were generally rather slushy for fun skiing) books, cross-stitch and knitting all made progress.
By Saturday, all I had left to do were the borders - goodness though, they took a LONG time. But I think they were worth it in the end.
I love the colour of this yarn - one by Bergere de France called Sonora - a cotton/acrylic mix. I don't normally like knitting with synthetics, but this didn't set my teeth on edge, and I'm sure it will be more practical in terms of washing.
The shade of blue reminds me of bluebells! Ah, dreams of Spring!
It was hard to find the right shade of ribbon, so I ended up with four different lengths of blue. But I wish I had thought ahead and found what I have now ordered from 'The Ribbon Girl' - some wide silk ribbon which I think will drape more prettily and look less shiny than the ordinary stuff I purchased from the local shop.
|Wide silk ribbon from The Ribbon Girl|
The pattern was from this booklet...
|Sublime yarns and patterns by Sirdar|
Yarn: Sonora by Bergere de France in Mosaique
...from which I have now knitted four items, making it a reasonably priced option.
First I made the 'sailing Sweater' for dear little Hannah...
Then the 'Sunday Brunch Jacket' (oh, I love the names!) for Zosia...
...and the bonnet to match...
I've got my eye on the 'Vintage Car Coat' now...
But I am being a good girl and NOT buying more wool till I've knocked another few works-in-progress off my list. (This is NOT a New Year's Resolution - more of a shift in attitude that may, or may not, remain with me!)
This is next to be worked on...
Based loosely on a pattern in 'Cross Stitcher' magazine, but using only red thread as I didn't have the required colours when away!
Hoping to link up with Lakota's 'Ta-Dah Tuesday', over at Faith, Hope and Charity Shopping. But even if there aren't loads of Ta-Dahs to look at, it's worth hopping over to read her celebrity resolutions.
Are you a 'finisher' or an 'eternal starter' like me?