Morning Campers! I hope that you are getting over the shock of two blog posts in one week but I have to make up for not posting anything last Sunday. On the crafting front I have not been up to much. I did get a bit of knitting done on the train on Friday night. I know that it doesn't look like a lot but I have added a good couple of inches to it since then. Sorry for the blurry photo but the train was shaking around a lot. My glorious orange bag is all the way from Dakar in Senegal and was a very kind gift from a colleague's mum. I love it as it has room for all my crap AND my knitting. The wool has turned out to be a bit disappointing as I was really expecting more vibrant colour but I am not at the end of the ball yet so it may perk up a bit after a few more rows. Least it sort of goes with my bag.
So yesterday was mostly spent tidying up the studio in preparation for "the secret project" and getting rid of things that I won't use. I spent a good couple of hours sorting through all my sewing patterns. I have a lot of vintage ones that I have bought mainly because I love the cover art. They are all in small sizes and the effort to grade them up is too much at the moment but I can't resist them when I see them. Here are some of my faves from today. Some have very tatty covers but hey, old patterns need a forever home too.
|No, they don't look like PJ trousers honest.|
I love this one even though I know it would do me no favours as it is essentially a big sack, and I have no waist to cinch it in. But look at the pockets, they are like a big lab coat. That makes me very happy. Best of all it comes with interchangeable collar and cuffs. No sniggering at the back, please.
|Simplicity 4523. (I couldn't write another comment here without it sounding vaguely smutty).|
|Simplicity 6490. Clothes for proper ladies.|
|I like to think that I look like this in my head but the reality is somewhat more like below.|
|She's having women's problems.|