What I have in progress.

Well hello everyone, I am still not allowed to return to work, I get tired very easily since the P.E incident on the 29th.

I am however slowly being able to sit at the sewing machine for half hour stints. I can now knit a couple or rows or crochet for a little bit also. Concentration is exhausting.  LOL!

When I am fully fit I do really want to go more in depth on what I am working on and return to podcasting, but this will keep us all in the loop for now.

So what am I working on - well as I cannot dye yarn either at the moment, I thought I would make a few one ball style project bags for my etsy shop.  4 days in and I might finish them soon.

I cannot find the picture I posted on Instagram so I am posting the

I have also sewed a new dress, this took me 3 weeks (normally would take 1 day over the weekend).

I made version A - the short cap sleeve version in A lovely plain purple ponte roma fabric with contrast white colour. The very first item I have made on brand new serger.   I will post a picture of the final version soon, I promise but believe me you do not want to see me at the moment, no colour at all.  I am a large apple shape so made the upper sizes and was happy with the fit straight out the packet. Mind you I think the stretch of the ponte helps. 

Likes: the shape, length, the fabric choice.
Dislikes : the collar was fiddly to do, for me and would like a peter pan collar option too.

I have had a bit of a pattern binge this week, here are a few others I purchased

 I have fabric for all but the COAT!!!!  I also discovered that the wonderful Mimi G has done tutorials on you tube for all her patterns,  so this has taken some of the fear out of sewing Jeans and a coat. 

Just a quick mention on the knitting crochet front,  I am doing the Campside Cardi by Alicia Plummer, the pattern is available to buy on ravelry for £4.85. Using an acrylic yarn for cost effectiveness and so I can just relax and abuse it (no precious washing). Sleeves and border to do.

Crochet: the eastern jewels blanket kitEastern Jewels has been re-invented by Lucia Dunn from the original Jane Crowfoot's Persian Tiles Blanket. 5 Octagons done.

Will be back soon.