I sewed the snap fasteners on Baarbara’s dress this morning and here she is in all her glory.
I made up the pattern as I went along. I cast on about 88 sts, did a couple of rows of garter st to reduce curling and it makes a nice edge. The lace is k1, yo, s2kpsso, yo separated by a few rows of stocking stitch. To get the ruffly effect on the skirt I used s2kpsso, k1 to reduce the number of stitches by half in one row then I used it again at the front only on the next knit row. I also moved down a needle size after the decreases as it still seemed a little wide. It was easier to crochet the bodice as it made it all much neater and there were less fiddly ends to sew in, and I used crochet to create a button band down the back edge as well.
Well here it is, it has some lacy bits, a ruffly, pleaty skirt and a crocheted bodice, and I am rather pleased with it (as is Baarbara, she has been bleating on and making suggestions all day). I need to dig out a couple of snap fasteners, but that can wait. Better picture in daylight, I hope, currently too late and tired to do better.
I knitted her yesterday on a whim. She needs a better dress, which I will think thinky thinks about and do soon.
The crochet squares were down to eight, I did two, then they went back up to eight…
Whilst looking through the finished squares I came across two that were teeeeeny tiny compared to all the others. I think somehow, somewhen I managed to crochet two squares with a 3mm, rather than a 4mm, hook. DO NOT ASK HOW! All I will say, in my defence, is that on 2 separate occasions whilst making this blanket I was on a LOT of prescription painkillers…
Coffee with GoD Lady and H was lovely. I had a pear and almond tart. Unfortunately, I had already eaten it before I thought about taking any pictures. I did a tiny bit of crochet and finished GoD Lady’s spinning, I was a bit crocheted out and she was a bit spun out, so it worked out nicely.
No Lovely Bloke this evening, he apparently ‘has a thing’. I’m hoping he meant a family commitment/work thing and not a strange growth or disease.
Today is cake, craft, and coffee day with GoD Lady (plus a Sheep and H this week). Yes a Sheep. We have a friend who is secretly a sheep in a people suit. There are clues to his real identity, but they are subtle and you’d never think he was really a sheep if you walked past him in the street.
I have no idea what to take with me to do. I’ve run out of blocked blanket squares after doing 2×16 panels. and it’s too late to block more, so I can’t do that.There are too many little balls of yarn (and big ones) to make crocheting more squares and option, so I cant do that.
I could do the other shrug sleeve, but I don’t want to, plus I’d actually have to pay attention. So, no to that.
Gloves of Doom? OMG WTSF, NO! I need DAYS to look at that before I attempt it.
I want to have enough yarn spun, and to reckeck all the wpi, before I start Dandelion…
I have plying to do but I can’t take that with me as it’s really not so portable.
I guess that leaves a spindle and some spinning… but Merino or Shetland?
See this is where it’d be really handy to have.. I dunno.. something small like… A SOCK on the needles for something easy to take with me.