By way of a catch up, here’s what I’ve been making over the last few weeks…
Zebra Print Sorbetto
I cut this out at the beginning of the summer before my life was thrown into chaos by building work going on in our house. I finished it but its too cold to wear it. I’ve made multiple Colette Sorbetto tops as they are really quick and easy to make and comfortable to wear. I usually make more sensible ones for work, but this will be fun to wear with jeans when it gets warmer. It’s particularly great, as its a free pattern.
Mango & Coconut Flapjack
This is from Deliciously Ella: The Plant Based Cookbook which is brilliant. The kids love this flapjack, and I’ve been trying to take it along to school pick up as a healthier and more filling snack.
Its really easy to make and cooks in 25 minutes. The main challenge is not eating it all before I get to the playground.
I bought this pattern as I thought it was time to branch out from Sorbetto. I’ve been looking for new sweatshirts for ages with no success, so I thought I’d better try and make my own! I ordered fabric online for the first time. I bought it from Guthrie & Ghani as I’ve been following Lauren (who owns and runs the shop in Birmingham) since the Great British Sewing Bee and I had read a blog post she had written about choosing sweatshirt patterns. I got this fabric: https://guthrie-ghani.co.uk/shop/fabric/cosy-colours-sky-blue-multi-fleck-fleece-sweatshirt-fabric and it is really lovely. I also got the mustard colour. It pre-washed really well. My Auntie Jackie came over to help me and we managed to get the sweatshirt made in one day. The pattern instructions were really clear and easy to follow. I love how it fits and I’ve already worn it loads. Number two is cut out and ready to sew. I’ve had my eye on this Atelier Brunette sweatshirt fabric, so now I know the pattern works for me, I might treat myself to some for number three! I think this sweatshirt might be my favourite thing I’ve ever made as for once, I am completely satisfied with what I’ve made! Although my all time favourite sewing project still has to be the Elsa Costume I made for my daughter when she was four. That project nearly broke me but she loved it so much. She’s 8 now and still tries to squeeze into it!
(This photo was taken at night time so doesn’t show the true turquoise colour)
Winwick Mum Socks
I knitted my first pair of socks a couple of years ago as part of the Winwick Mum Sockalong which was brilliant. Christine has since brought out a book, which I bought as I find it easier to turn physical pages than to follow online. I finished the first of my second pair of socks this week and am now speeding on with the second one. I’m using a short circular needle rather than DPNs this time and really enjoying it.
I’ve been constantly disrupted by our new family member, but I am loving taking him out for walks. I love walking, but its even more fun when you’ve got a puppy!
That’s all for now, I’ve got to get these kids to bed so I can get on with my knitting! My husband’s out for the evening so the TV is all mine 🙂