There was chatting, all crafty of course, there was coffee and there was cake. Home baked cake, the very best sort, moist and mouthwatering, full of apples and cinnamon. I really think I need to be adopted, or perhaps I should do the adopting.
I took a circular needle, 2.5, and some sock patterns and gave a quick show and tell on knitting socks on magic loop. I think that Bovey Belle understood but as a fail safe I pointed her in the direction of the Very Pink Knits podcast. I also said that I am available for emergency call outs, at a very reasonable fee. Cake, of course.
I came away with a veritable hoard of wooden loveliness, all to do with peg looming. there are looms straight and square, niddy noddy,s ( no idea if that's the spelling and too lazy to check) shuttles, sticks, pegs and mallet, 2 different sized heddles and the Creme de la creme, a bag of golden Alpaca fleece . I am in crafty yarny heaven.
Slight hiccup in the works is that the plumbers are here putting in a new boiler. The china that lives around the boiler area is now stacked on my sewing cabinet so there is no room to play.
I am pleased to tell you that I finished my dress, it is a wearable toille, very wearable. All I want to change is the bodice length, it needs about an inch added to sit at my natural waistline.
There should be a drawstring at the waist, but rather than resemble a sack of spuds, tied in the middle I left it out.
Much better with a belt even if it is a jeans belt, the only one I could find this morning, I have a shiny red one on the way. ( I do the belt up on the last hole as well as the model, it is just loose on her, she is a skinny minnie and I eat too much cake.
It is a very easy and comfy dress to wear and I feel a few coming on. I may even make a couple in a heavier weight fabric for the winter. I also want to try this with a scoop neck and with a different skirt.
I have cut out a Kimono style summer dressing gown for Fran, I hacked the pattern for a jacket, I am leaving off the patch pockets and adding side seam ones. I am also not making facings but will bind the front and neck edges, that will be cooler and I did not have enough of the fabric to make them and nothing that I liked as a contrast.
The dogs have just decided that the Plumber needs a good growling and the odd bark to boot. I have Rufus here again for a few days and he takes his role as my guardian very seriously.
Time for a walk I believe.
PS. I am at least a week behind responding to comments and almost 2 in reading posts, I have skimmed over a few but need a good afternoon to do a proper catch up. Soon.