Tuesday, June 27, 2006

A Noisy Skirt

Amazingly I finished the skirt and I am reasonably happy with the result. The fit is pretty good but I rather wish it was lined. I have noticed that not many of the patterns I like the look of (i.e. the easy ones) have lining, perhaps this is something I need to master, I will have to do some googling on the subject. Anyway, I am getting so in touch with my machine that I have been discovering a whole new area of blogs which led me to this. This is a lovely blog and seeing that skirt I immediately hotfooted it off to Miss Twiss for my very own pattern, can't wait to get my hands on it.

I am still knitting and have a finished Arabella which is just patiently awaiting a tie cord. I cast on this baby tank top from a few days ago, using the Debbie Bliss baby cashmerino. It is a quick knit and I like the yarn, the cables have been quite sucessful which is surprising since the last time I cabled was when I was a student with a penchant for knitting ill-fitting sweaters well out of my skill zone with a carefree attitude towards gauge and pattern directions. This is turning out so cute that I plan another one right away and it may well become my standard boy baby gift, it will make a change from the little sweaters I normally make.

Look, cables!

The weather seems to have settled into gloomy drizzle, hence the lousy photographs, and it really feels quite cold in the house which of course means we need chocolate, a batch of chocolate chip cookies was quickly conjured. These are flatter than normal, perhaps something to do with the level of 3ry old intervention? Still, I tested a couple and I'm pleased to say the flatness does not appear to affect taste at all. Perhaps I should test another now, just to be sure there is no delayed reaction......


Anonymous nichola said...

Your skirt looks fabulous! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006 12:45:00 pm  
Blogger RooKnits said...

Love the skirt and those cookies are making my mouth water! Yummy!

Tuesday, June 27, 2006 1:35:00 pm  
Anonymous victoria said...

I love your skirt! the fabric is so cute and i love tilly's little dress. and what a wonderful name, Tilly! Now that Patti is gone i'm itching to get into the cottage and make some skirts that i got patterns for last week. except that it was 103 yesterday and the cottage is sadly lacking air conditioning!

Tuesday, June 27, 2006 2:42:00 pm  
Blogger opportunityknits said...

The skirt is so pretty. Lovely fabric and your T shirt goes so well with it too!

Tuesday, June 27, 2006 3:31:00 pm  
Blogger caroline said...

Your skirt is wonderful the plain blue t-shirt sets it off really well. It doesn't look like it needs a lining - I find linings can be a real fag to put in and cause odd rucks to appear.

And as for the cookies mmmmmmm.......

Tuesday, June 27, 2006 6:23:00 pm  
Anonymous Katherine said...

The skirt looks amazing, as does Tilly's dress. I don't think I believe you any more when you say you're not confident about using your sewing machine! Not when everything looks so beautiful. The tank top is gorgeous too - is it in one of her books? I've only just learned how to do cables, as I'm hoping to tackle one of the projects in the Lucinda Guy book soon. So I'm very impressed by how neat yours look!

Wednesday, June 28, 2006 10:43:00 am  
Blogger Alice said...

I've just made three of those bustle skirts. Oh, they're so fab! Wearing one right now. I'm sure you'll enjoy making yours. I got my fabric from Fabric World, I'm afraid (it was curtain fabric) as there's nowhere around here selling anything decent. Will choose a beautiful cotton next time. I'll keep an eye on your progress.

BTW That skirt you msde looks so good on you.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006 7:59:00 pm  
Anonymous colleen said...

Lovely skirt. About the lining, couldn't you just sew some muslin pieces along with the skirt-fabric pieces?


Thursday, June 29, 2006 10:56:00 am  
Anonymous Dee said...

Cool skirt!

Friday, June 30, 2006 9:24:00 am  

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