Fun things in the Louleigh Community:
In sock knitting news, my Ultra-light Ankle Socks, and the Stripey Socks are finished.
I’ve been hand quilting my scrappy quilt, and talk about using a sashiko thimble. I found the demonstration from Sashiko Co really useful.
The jersey I have on is Marklee.
In this episode I’m wearing a shirt made from Liberty lawn cotton, using New Look 6483.
I’ve drawn the prize for the Ankle Sock knit along. Come and join us in the Louleigh community.
The socks segments includes an update on my tube socks, stripey socks, and ultra-light socks.
I’ve finished my A-frame skirt. I also talk about the scrappy quilt I’ve working on, and my scrap management process.
Community News: The Ankle Socks Knit Along will finish on 9 August, and there will be a little prize giveaway. The Magnificent Louleigh Yoke Along continues until 19 September.
I’ve been fractal spinning a braid of Shetland top. The Playdate Cardigan is complete. And I’ve been working on the A-Frame Skirt.
I am wearing my Farrow dress.
Today I’m wearing my Farrow Dress.
Currently in the Louleigh Ravelry group:
- Advent Mini Skein Swap – Everybody has been paired up for the quarter 3 swap. Quarter 4 sign-ups are open.
- Ankle Sock Knit Along – I’m working on my Ultra-light Ankle socks.
- Magnificent Louleigh Yoke Along – I’m working on Guthrie.
In knitting this week, I’ve been working on the Playdate Cardigan.
I’ve finished spinning some beautiful Romney, and have started a fractal spin using Shetland top.
In sewing, I’ve been using my scraps for some fun patchwork, and have made a Tilly Flop tea towel bag inspired by the Knitter’s Backpack from Ritual Dyers.
This week I’m wearing my Scout Tee.
We have three knit alongs running in the Louleigh Ravelry group. Please come and join us.
The projects I’m chatting about are Guthrie, the A-Frame Skirt, Ankle Socks With Pinstripes, Ultra-Light Ankle Socks, Featherweight Cardigan, and Playdate Cardigan.
Finally, I review Cartref Yarn.
Today I’m wearing a Scout Tee made using some cotton fabric purchased ages ago from Ikea.
The Louleigh commuknitty is currently counting down to the Quarter 2 Advent Mini Skein Swap, and enjoying the Magnificent Louleigh Yoke Along.
Today I talk about my Marklee Jersey, fitting a Scout Tee, the Guthrie cardigan, planning an A Frame skirt, and swatching for a Featherweight cardi.
Today I’m wearing my Swallowtail Shawl, and a cardigan that my mother knitted (for herself).
The Advent Calendar KAL is up and running in the Louleigh Ravelry group. Pop over and let us know how you plan to use your mini skeins of yarn.
This week I finished a pair of socks, and another Buddy the Bear. This is the link for the tutorial I use for sewing soft toy feet.
Last month I made a toile for the Alexandria Peg Trouser. The pattern was in a post on Pattern Review, highlighted as one of the top trouser patterns for 2017. It appealed to me for the couple of reasons. Firstly, the lack a fabric flopping around the calves. I’m a pear shape, and most style guru’s will recommend a boot cut to ‘even out my hips’ and give the appearance of height. Have you ever been caught out wearing a boot-cut trouser on a wet day. They are dirt and water collectors, and are terrifically uncomfortable once damp. Secondly, I love the look of this relaxed peg style on other people. Comfortable, casual and sporty. I’ve tried quite a few ready to wear trousers in similar styles, without success – mainly because there’s either too much or too little fabric in all the wrong places. Finally, it just irritates me that my style choices are supposed to be driven from a desire to look taller and thinner.
So I duly made up a toil using an old brushed cotton duvet cover. The fit was okay, and they were beautifully comfortable. The most obvious fit problem was the wrinkling down the back of the legs. This is caused by an excess of fabric over the bottom, so I installed a couple of horizontal darts across the bottom to smooth it out. (Sorry about the truly rotten photo’s here. It’s been raining for the last few days, and my usual light source is out of commission.)
Having lounged about the house in my toile, I’ve decided not to precede. Comfy as they are, these trousers are not for me. They just don’t fit in with my tidy casual sort of style. I’d feel like I was going out of the house in my pyjamas. Having made the toile I realised that I don’t actually own any trousers with an elasticated waist. There is nothing wrong with the pattern. The trousers just aren’t my style. I’m moving on.
We are chatting about #knit1000g2018 in the Ravelry group. Please come and join us.
This week I’m sharing progress on the Jones cardigan, road testing some fabric woven on my rigid heddle loom, and explaining my decision not to continue with the Alexandria Peg Trousers.