Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Some Finishes

I finished a few things this past week.
The Granny Stripe blanket made from leftover fingering weight handspun-

It is 26"x55", the perfect size for laying on my legs or putting around my shoulders. This is my second Granny Stripe blanket and once again I loved making it, I will miss this project. The pattern is free from Attic 24.

I crochet a little edge around this one for a change.

I also finished sewing a robe, from some fabric I was given.

The pattern is from this Japanese sewing magazine (vol 10).

These patterns are very easy to follow (no need to be able to read Japanese). I added pockets (the pattern from a different design in the magazine) and replaced the ties with buttons and a snap (my Mother had made one and didn't like the ties). If I was to make it again I would make the bodice a bit longer and add darts in the back.

Since it is Tour de Fleece time I finished a couple of skeins of yarn-

This is the blend of 5 fibres. I ended up with 440m, 106g of fingering weight yarn.

 This is the first skein of wool from the raw fleece I prepared. It is about a Dk weight.

We have had more rain this past week than we had had since the start of the year (we set records for the driest first 6 months of the year and than set a record for the most rainfall in one day, then had more rain days).

The garden (or the yard) hasn't had a chance to dry out, but it is growing really well.

The perennial garden has lots blooming,

This lily is one we brought from our old home.

Photos for around-

a walk in the woods
a twelve spotted skimmer dragonfly
our road on the other side of the highway-corn on one side and oats on the other
 All the best!♥︎

1 comment:

Sue SA said...

Skein of wool is such a gorgeous shade of pink. Just add water hey, and your garden is like a forest! Love seeing your landscape photos, something hypnotic about the plains, big skies and green as far as you can see I think.

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