You can see what I mean about the bottom edges curling up. I'm tempted to add a ruffle around the bottom, but am worried that it might be a frilly overdose! I think that I will wear it a bit and see how it goes. It is definitely going to get more wear this time round anyway.
I've just made a couple of felted piggies for the pub that we go knitting in each week. The pub is called The Pigs, and it is crammed full of pig memorabilia. Sounds a bit tacky, but it isn't, at all. The porky pair can sit alongside our sign 'Pigs in Knits'! I used an odd ball of Noro Kureyon left over from my Booga bag, and just managed to squeeze 2 pigs out of it. The pattern was a freebie from here. The pigs were stuffed and then felted, and even though they have been in the washing machine three times now, they aren't felted as much as I'd hoped. But they still look very cute, so I'm leaving them as they are. Oink Oink!
I made a pair of Fetchings on Saturday, whilst watching a fabulous BBC Proms concert on TV. It was celebrating 75 years of Classic MGM Film Musicals, and it was absolutely fantastic. It's been several years since I went to the Proms (with my good friend snoopydog), but at the end of the evening, Mr Josiekitten and I decided that we may well try to go next year. I used one ball of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran, and just managed to get a pair out of it! They are for a friend, Brigitte, who is a farmer in Brittany, France. I thought they might keep her hands warm next winter. I have another ball in the same colourway, so may try to make a neck warmer to match.
I love the picot cast off edging. The yarn really does feel very luxurious and velvety. I want a pair for myself now! (just a bit bigger!)
I dug out of hibernation my KittyCat, started way back in April. (Can you see how serious my S.A.S. is?!) I was making it for baby Ida, but found it very fiddly, and was worried that my sewing skills weren't up to the grasp of a baby! I had visions of an ear or a paw coming loose. Anyway, I persisted with it, and here she is! Meet KittyCat.
Well, I think you're up to date now. Snoopydog is coming to play tomorrow, so call back soon to see what we've been getting up to! Bye for now.