I trust everyone had a lovely Christmas! Personally, I had a great time, but I'm a bit sick of meat, chocolate, and gravy, and feel a real need to de-tox.
A little while ago I did a post about starting this coat:
|Pauline Trigere for McCalls, 1956|
Well, it's about halfway done! Here's how it looks so far:
The basic outer shell is complete, but the lining still has to be attached, then the hems need to be stitched and the little capelet made. Maybe another week - or 2 - and you'll all be able to see the finished results!
But I haven't been idle - what with Christmas parties to make dresses for (see my Sid Vicious dress here) and various Secret Santa's to knit gloves for, my sewing machine and knitting needles have been humming and clicking away. I also found time to knit a few woolly bits for myself.
First, I made this hat from a 1940's pattern, using Debbie Bliss cashmerino:
This is the original. I know - it was meant for a young girl, but kids dressed like old ladies back then, so it didn't look so 'young' on me:
|Close up of finished hat|
Then, I made these fingerless gloves to match:
Finally, I had a bit of yarn left over, so I made another hat:
I'm off to do some more work on my coat, and I'll see you all in the New Year!