I hope absence makes the heart grow fonder…

Especially when I show you all the goodies I have produced in my absence :D

Well, first up, and perhaps finally too, I have at last got pictures of skirt number two. Apologies for the picture quality on these. I had to take pics in the bathroom as the weekend weather has been rubbish for weeks and I can’t get any outside of me wearing them :( Sorry! Also they were ironed but one has been worn and one has been in the wardrobe, which for some reason has creased it to infinity…

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The fabric is Free Spirit’s Sole range, with the beautifully named D1693. Ahhh, that name just inspires thoughts of fighter jets and aircraft carriers ahoy… ;) But I do really like the big dandilion type print. I didn’t put any ease into the waist in this one, but forgot to drop the ease in the hips, so it is VERY a line, but I like it for that.

And then…

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The fabric for this is Echino Perch. It is a bit heavy for a skirt but I just needed to do it :) And It hangs beautifully thanks to the weight. I did start a cord skirt, but after sewing up the two skirt pieces I found what may be bleach or may be dye transfer… Fingers crossed it is just dye transfer! I love the colour and the way the skirt looked after sewing :(

I’m about to start the next Socktopus sock club kit as I finished my gift socks today :D so I’ll post again with pics of that soon (I promise!)… I’ve calculated that I could probably finish my gift scarf in a week if I work at it instead of doing a row here and there. But I can’t show you the gift socks till they’ve been received. If you are on Ravelry, go have a look at my profile and you’ll find them under Chalet Socks :) Would you believe that I have so much gift knitting now that I have set up a schedule for when I want to start each item by and a rough estimate of how long I want to take on them? Anyway, I can show you these (with a little hint of the gift socks so Sue, turn away now!)

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I kept the grown up socks in for perspective (they are about a UK size 4). My friend gave birth by c-section at 32 weeks and 4 days last week, after being quite ill, so her little baby is just that – teeny tiny little. I’m hoping to send her the gifty socks along with the baby things so that she can have something for herself and something for the baby. I spent much of the week before the birth, and the weekend after it worrying about her and the baby, hence no post last week. So after all this, I hope it makes up for my absence a bit :)

Hopefully my next post will be much sooner, with better quality pictures and more finished knitting…

UPDATE: Screw the gift scarf. I messed it up :( I couldn’t unknit because the yarn is too fine and lace is lace and I didn’t have a life line. Poop :( I’ll try something else as a gift for its recipient instead :(

7 thoughts on “I hope absence makes the heart grow fonder…”

  1. I love those skirts – the fabrics are fantastic, where did you get them?

    Lovely socks, and so teeeeensy. I hope Mum and baby are well.

  2. how utterly bizarre that the first day I think to visit in weeks is the first day that you’ve posted for ages. Synchronicity. (sp?)

    Anyway, love all the making stuff – discussing getting creative with a sewing machine with a grandma at school – she might come in and figure it out with me. Which would be good. Or I might bring it home and figure it out, which could also be good.

  3. the sewing is seriously fab – I am loving your choice of fabric – you have such a good eye for pulling together fabric and pattern – all very summery and lovely. Not sure why, but I think the dandelion skirt is is perfect for picnics and testing ice-creams…

  4. Now I am getting jealous of so much progress! Lovely skirts (look quite short?) and I can see that I NEED some dandelion fabric. Just bought Folk Socks – chalet socks and welsh country socks are calling me!

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