I hope absence makes the heart grow fonder…

Especially when I show you all the goodies I have produced in my absence 😀
Well, first up, and perhaps finally too, I have at last got pictures of skirt number two. Apologies for the picture quality on these. I had to take pics in the bathroom as the weekend weather has been rubbish for weeks and I can’t get any outside of me wearing them 🙁 Sorry! Also they were ironed but one has been worn and one has been in the wardrobe, which for some reason has creased it to infinity…
The fabric is Free Spirit’s Sole range, with the beautifully named D1693. Ahhh, that name just inspires thoughts of fighter jets and aircraft carriers ahoy… 😉 But I do really like the big dandilion type print. I didn’t put any ease into the waist in this one, but forgot to drop the ease in the hips, so it is VERY a line, but I like it for that.
And then…
The fabric for this is Echino Perch. It is a bit heavy for a skirt but I just needed to do it 🙂 And It hangs beautifully thanks to the weight. I did start a cord skirt, but after sewing up the two skirt pieces I found what may be bleach or may be dye transfer… Fingers crossed it is just dye transfer! I love the colour and the way the skirt looked after sewing 🙁
I’m about to start the next Socktopus sock club kit as I finished my gift socks today 😀 so I’ll post again with pics of that soon (I promise!)… I’ve calculated that I could probably finish my gift scarf in a week if I work at it instead of doing a row here and there. But I can’t show you the gift socks till they’ve been received. If you are on Ravelry, go have a look at my profile and you’ll find them under Chalet Socks 🙂 Would you believe that I have so much gift knitting now that I have set up a schedule for when I want to start each item by and a rough estimate of how long I want to take on them? Anyway, I can show you these (with a little hint of the gift socks so Sue, turn away now!)
I kept the grown up socks in for perspective (they are about a UK size 4). My friend gave birth by c-section at 32 weeks and 4 days last week, after being quite ill, so her little baby is just that – teeny tiny little. I’m hoping to send her the gifty socks along with the baby things so that she can have something for herself and something for the baby. I spent much of the week before the birth, and the weekend after it worrying about her and the baby, hence no post last week. So after all this, I hope it makes up for my absence a bit 🙂
Hopefully my next post will be much sooner, with better quality pictures and more finished knitting…
UPDATE: Screw the gift scarf. I messed it up 🙁 I couldn’t unknit because the yarn is too fine and lace is lace and I didn’t have a life line. Poop 🙁 I’ll try something else as a gift for its recipient instead 🙁

7 thoughts on “I hope absence makes the heart grow fonder…”

  1. I love those skirts – the fabrics are fantastic, where did you get them?
    Lovely socks, and so teeeeensy. I hope Mum and baby are well.

  2. Lovely lovely socks. I hope mum and baby are ok. Keeping my fingers crossed.
    The skirts are amazing too!

  3. how utterly bizarre that the first day I think to visit in weeks is the first day that you’ve posted for ages. Synchronicity. (sp?)
    Anyway, love all the making stuff – discussing getting creative with a sewing machine with a grandma at school – she might come in and figure it out with me. Which would be good. Or I might bring it home and figure it out, which could also be good.

  4. the sewing is seriously fab – I am loving your choice of fabric – you have such a good eye for pulling together fabric and pattern – all very summery and lovely. Not sure why, but I think the dandelion skirt is is perfect for picnics and testing ice-creams…

  5. Now I am getting jealous of so much progress! Lovely skirts (look quite short?) and I can see that I NEED some dandelion fabric. Just bought Folk Socks – chalet socks and welsh country socks are calling me!

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