In sock news, I have just worked the heel shaping on my second Optio sock.
I still can’t quite get my head around how this sock fits, but it does.
These are for FL, because he doesn’t have any self-striping socks. How is that even possible?!
I am cracking on with the Big Red Doily (blanket) and am now onto the third skein of Cascade Eco Plus, at row 138 of the pattern. I have decided to aim for the small size blanket, which is supposed to fit a twin-size bed. This will still take me into a fifth skein of yarn, if my calculations are correct. Gulp.
I am not happy with my Brickless scarf. The proportions are not as expected, and I fear it is going to have too much long skinny dangle going on. RRRRRRRRRRRRIIIIIIIIIIIP!
I thought it was about time I showed you my new uniform.
This is the dark denim Peggy skirt I made in February this year.
My diary tells me that I wear this at least twice a week, sometimes ahem four times a week!
For a garment that was almost sent to landfill, that’s pretty impressive!
However, after that many outings, it is starting to develop a saggy bottom and I really need to get on the case to make a back-up garment.
Why do I love it so much? I think it is the sturdiness of that organic cotton denim, in such a solid shade of cobalt blue. (The fabric came from here.) It goes with everything. The shape I eventually pared it down to is a gentle A-line: not too wide and definitely not a pencil. So it is that elusive blend of smart and casual.
You see it here with a new shop-bought shirt (Howies, organic cotton, bought in a half-price flash sale) and my second-hand Jack Wills shetland-feeling-wool yoked cardigan (made in China) which has started falling apart and is darned in several places.
At the risk of making promises I will fail to keep, it is my plan to take this outfit as the basis for my next few projects.
I have had the Pauline Alice Carme blouse pattern for ages.
I still have my tracing of the Bluegingerdoll Peggy skirt pattern, which I can hack to match the final version of my skirt.
And I have pre-ordered Kate Davies’s forthcoming book Yokes – ooh yeah!
It is noon on Sunday. If I just shut down this laptop now, get off my lazy bottom and head upstairs, I could have a skirt half-made before it is time to make dinner.