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Today... One thread per day / Re: Saturday 15th January
« on: Yesterday at 12:17:44 »
Well we’re back to dull and miserable again.  Don’t think we’re getting rain so not too bad. 

Today is DH''s 75th birthday.  How did I become married to an old man? :thinking:
We are going down to the seaside pick up fish and chips and head to a car park away from the town overlooking the sea.  Just hoping there’s not too many people around.  Would have been better if the sun was out.   :(

Nothing else will get done today.  Have a good day all.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Friday 14th - crumbs I'm first!
« on: January 14, 2022, 18:54:27 PM »
Made a paper pattern for the shaped front bands for my cardigan.  Didn’t get too far as I had to try and sort stuff for my mum.  Hard work when she doesn’t actually answer the question you ask.  :headbang:

DS FaceTimed as he’s obviously at home.  He’s still working as he doesn’t feel too bad.  But he says every so often he feels like he could nod off.  Luckily his boss is very good and said just do what he feels like.  Spoke to grandson who is bored being home because he is 'carrying the bad bug around'.   :)   DIL woke up with cold symptoms and sore throat.  So obviously she now has it.  And 2 yr old has a cough.  LFT's for them are still negative. But they’re convinced they’ve now all got it!

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Friday 14th - crumbs I'm first!
« on: January 14, 2022, 14:18:53 PM »
Another glorious day here and no wind so quite pleasant out. 

Prepped a load of veg for roasting tonight.  Then we pootled off to a country park for a longish walk.  Made it up the hill to the viewpoint.  Won’t be doing that again till it’s a bit drier! :thinking:
Got back to the car park and thought we’d have a drink at the little kiosk as there are a few tables and chairs too.  It’s always empty so ideal.  But today there were a load of walkers out as a group.  We'd  managed to avoid them walking round but there they were taking up the whole place when we got back.  Flippin' cheek.   :)  Oh well, next time!   

Might go and see if I can sort this old jumper out.  I need to do some more cutting off.   :scream:
Nothing’s come undone yet! :thumb:

@Nevis5 isn't it great when you can do that because you can sew?   I remember years ago making something in the afternoon to go out in the evening. 

@Ploshkin that looks nice fabric.  She does have some lovely stuff.  And I always save the tape it’s tied up with!  Comes in handy. 

Have a good day all. 

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A Good Yarn / Re: New project fair isle
« on: January 14, 2022, 13:37:53 PM »
Nice pattern.  Reminds me of the Icelandic sweater I knitted years ago…..in Icelandic wool.  Very warm but couldn’t wear it as it was so rough.   :facepalm:

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Fun with Fabric / Re: Questions about silk
« on: January 14, 2022, 13:32:56 PM »
Are you going to be washing the item after?   If so I’d wash it first same as all fabric but as @sewmuchmore says. 
I have several tops made from silk and they all wash fine.  But it does depend on the type of silk.  Silk dupion doesnt maintain its crisp hand if washed.  Just depends on what effect you are after too. 

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Oh wow what a fabulous collection.  We used to have loads of these dotted around the shop where I worked.  Always a talking point. 
Alas I have no room for them. 

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Embroidery Machines / Re: Craving an embroidery machine
« on: January 14, 2022, 13:13:58 PM »
Anyone seen this site?   It’s been around for years and the digitising is great.  But they have some pricey designs.  Although looking through now I don’t think they’re as expensive as they used to be. 
https://www.zundtdesign.com/

Yes @Celia it used  to annoy me to have buy cards when I only wanted a couple of designs.  I guess that’s why many people turned to digitising.  But I don’t feel it’s necessary nowadays. 

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In the wardrobe / Re: Emilie turtleneck to try out new overlocker
« on: January 14, 2022, 12:56:54 PM »
Well done @bec, looks good. 
Well you’ve already managed to do what everybody does when they get an overlocker……cut a hole in what you’re making.  But underarm is a good place.  Soooooo much better than down the front.  :rolleyes:

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Sewalongs and Competitions / Re: Small but Useful - January 1 - 31
« on: January 13, 2022, 22:34:28 PM »
Lovely @Kad.  I used to quite enjoy doing all that.  Don’t bother now. 

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Thursday 13th January
« on: January 13, 2022, 22:32:18 PM »
@toileandtrouble how do these things shrink so much on their own?   It’s a real puzzle isn’t it? :rolleyes:
I am looking at adding some width with the corduroy and there will be a shaped band at the front. 
I used to wear jumpers a lot.  But in my last job I could be cold one minute and hot the next so a cardigan was better. 

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In the wardrobe / Re: Clothing and wardrobe organisation/sorting out
« on: January 13, 2022, 22:25:50 PM »
I’m the same, live in stretch woven trousers and knit tops as they’re comfy.  I do have woven tops and blouses too.  For some reason they seem to get worn more in the summer.   :thinking:
I find if we go to the caravan I might wear a new top etc.  Why?  It’s not like I’m going on holiday but I guess it’s as close as we'll get!   :laughing:   And it’s not as though we see anyone.  But it makes me feel a bit better.  And I think @Helen M is right.  Wear something nice.  Although I can’t see me wearing my silk tops and silk trousers to clean the bathrooms! 

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Thursday 13th January
« on: January 13, 2022, 22:13:28 PM »
Very late today. 
Housework this morning.  Then a friend messaged and we had a FaceTime chat later.   Caught up with Xmas disasters etc. 

Finally finished my trousers this afternoon.  Got the hems done and final press. 
I had a jumper I don’t think I’ve ever worn as I tend to wear cardigans.  So I’ve cut that up the centre front  this afternoon and taken off the rib.  I found some corduroy that will work with it and gone through my Lois Ericsson book for some inspiration.  Rough sketch done so that will be a project for the near future. 

My grandson is still showing no covid symptoms.  But DS's PCR test was positive although the LFT was negative.  Food for thought!   He’s coughing and feels tired.  He's asthmatic so I’m hoping he’ll be ok.  DIL and youngest grandson still negative. 

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The Haberdashery / Re: Bobbin thread for soft furnishing
« on: January 13, 2022, 14:37:53 PM »
But you can’t put extra strong thread in the bobbin unfortunately unless the bobbin case is set for it. 

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In the wardrobe / Re: T shirt
« on: January 13, 2022, 14:29:32 PM »
Not gaudy but bright.,   :)

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Wednesday 12th January
« on: January 13, 2022, 08:58:19 AM »
Thank goodness for that @Sandra.  Well you don’t need to be out in a month then do you?  Stupid man, doesn’t he know how this works?    :rolleyes:

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