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« on: Yesterday at 22:48:26 »
@b15erk , the socks are knitted in a self striping yarn (Regia) so I can't claim any particular skill! The ball is in two parts so you get two identical socks.

Today... One thread per day / Re: Todays Twins Birthday
« on: Yesterday at 10:44:00 »
Happy Birthday to you both!     :flower: :flower: :cake: :cake:

 :VV: :VV:

« on: September 22, 2021, 17:18:21 PM »
Is that better?

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I don't know what was wrong with the last photo, but I've resaved and renamed it.

Thank you @Ploshkin , I think? They are lovely complex knotty knitted mats!

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Beautiful autumn colours.

« on: September 22, 2021, 16:45:40 PM »
I've finished my pink and blue socks!

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They are rather bright, but will keep my feet warm. I may get some bamboo yarn and try some more.

Sewalongs and Competitions / Re: Autumn / Winter 3-piece Sewalong
« on: September 22, 2021, 14:50:10 PM »
I'll have a go at this comp. I love a 3 PAC. There is a piece of viscose print in my stash that needs turning into a blouse. I want to make a Tessuti Lyon boiled wool shirt jacket and a new Style Arc pattern for some pleat front trousers ( Billie) I'm off to the Knitting and Stitching show on 7th October, will look for some boiled wool and wool trouser fabric to tone with the viscose. Will take a photo of the print to show what colours it has in it.

In the wardrobe / Re: Tessuti Felicia Dress
« on: September 19, 2021, 22:08:49 PM »
Thinking ahead to Autumn, I made a long slip from black knit lining fabric and a polo top ( Itch to Stitch Hepburn) in ice blue viscose jersey.

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This can be worn with thick black tights, ankle boots and a cardigan to take me into winter.

In the wardrobe / Tessuti Felicia Dress
« on: September 19, 2021, 22:00:10 PM »
My last summer make is a Tessuti Felicia sleeveless dress in a crinkly check linen; it is pale blue and black in colour. The skirt is a simple rectangle gathered at the waist.

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The checks look less off centre on the skirt than it looks on the photo. It wasn't easy to lay it out on the fabric, with such a big pattern.  I made it one whole square shorter in length as it felt too long. I also took in the armholes by 1/2" as they were standing away from my body.

Today... One thread per day / Re: Saturday 18th September
« on: September 18, 2021, 19:45:22 PM »
Back from SIL's birthday party with popcorn, caterpillar cake and lemonade. The guests were 2 years old and their parents from DD's NCT group. SIL is going out this evening for a proper grownup booze session with his friends! It was a nice afternoon in the communal garden. DH didn't go, he is under the weather still.

Today... One thread per day / Re: Today's Triple Birthday
« on: September 18, 2021, 11:13:01 AM »
Happy Birthday to the triplets!! :VV: :VV: :VV:

Today... One thread per day / Re: Foggy Friday in DDD
« on: September 17, 2021, 13:57:25 PM »
Been for my 3 yearly mammogram this morning, as uncomfortable as ever. DD has invited us for a small birthday party for SIL tomorrow at the insistence of DGS( only 2 but opinionated). So I will have to get on with mending SIL's jacket this afternoon. It's come apart at the underarm seam , won't take long. I may make some cupcakes to take tomorrow, there is a bag of banana rock cakes in the freezer as well. The cupcakes will have suitably manly yellow and orange icing.

Sewalongs and Competitions / Re: Contests and Sewalongs for 2021
« on: September 16, 2021, 21:13:09 PM »
Could we not start the 3 piece collection in October and run it through to November? I have a couple of ideas that I haven't started work on yet.

In the wardrobe / Re: wardrobe sort out
« on: September 16, 2021, 11:07:08 AM »
When I got made redundant and realised I wouldn't be working again, I had almost nothing to wear apart from some jeans and tops.
It took a while to assemble a coherent wardrobe for my new way of life. I never wore polyester if I could help it, wool suits for winter and linen/cotton for summer. I hate sewing polyester ,just all natural fibres.

Today... One thread per day / Re: jeudi 16 septembre
« on: September 16, 2021, 10:48:11 AM »
Bonjour, ca va mes amis? Au jourd'hui je travail au jardin, and maybe clean the kitchen.
Both DH and I felt off yesterday so did LFTs ,both negative thankfully.

Today... One thread per day / Re: We have not 1 not 2 but 3 Birthdays today
« on: September 16, 2021, 10:38:51 AM »
Happy birthday to you all!  :VV: :flower: :cake:

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