However, it has all been highly productive as I now have quite a number of new items in my wardrobe and a much smaller amount of fabric in my stash, which is always a good outcome.
Mind you, I had forgotten just how much space sewing takes up. I seem to have commandeered almost every flat surface in our house. The dining table is now a cutting table and our breakfast area by the window has a sewing machine and an overlocker to either side of my workstation. All I can say is that it's a good job I have a wonderfully understanding husband who is happy to go with the flow.
However, I haven't abandoned knitting and have been finishing off a lot of items just waiting for some final touch or other. It's amazing how long projects can wait just for a seam to be finished or some ends sewn in, isn't it!
The photo above shows one of the patterns I have just updated, the Kimpton Scarf and Wrap – and just in time for some summer knitting! With the kiddies breaking up from school, summer holidays beckoning and the arrival of the hot summer days, this is a great project to work on right now – lovely cool yarn to knit with plus a scarf or wrap you can use straight away for cool summer nights or eating in an air-conditioned restaurant. Perfect.
Do contact me if you have purchased any of these patterns and would like the latest versions for your library. I'll be happy to send them out to you.
Then lastly, I have been working on a new pattern, the Darlington Lace Scarf & Wrap pictured at the top of this post. I have been wearing the wrap from this pattern lots already and have found it perfect for an extra touch of warmth at the end of a day. The pattern is now available here, and I will post more about this wrap next time.
Until then – have fun with your summer knitting!
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