If a sewing pattern is designed for a stretch fabric, no matter how many interventions you stage, it just won't work. The poor Give me your answer do skirt was never going to cut it, and so I cut it: up. I had more fabric, I had bought it on sale and so this morning I drafted a pattern for a new skirt, a personal pattern to fit me, with woven fabric in mind and here it is: The Give me your answer Two. It was windy, and Harki was helping so it's not the world's best picture (not that I think any of mine are, except for Labrador pictures where the subjects' wonderfulness over rides my hopelessness)
It fits so perfectly that I rifled through my fabric stash and found this, made of eyelets holding some fabric together. I will have to place the pattern carefully so that the eyelets are not disturbed by the hem and it will need some lining. I'm not sure how far it should go though. How many glimpses of my Rubenesque thighs do I want to allow? Sorry for that mental picture!!!
The first Crocodile Rox Sock was finished in the waiting room yesterday. I didn't have my sewing up needle so I grafted the toe this morning. It fits really well and I am very happy with the whole thing!! I always use 72 stitches and 2.25mm needles, but I know others like to use 64 stitches. I promised TinkingBell that I would write up the pattern for her, but if anyone else is interested I can try adding a page to my blog with the pattern for both options. I failed miserably last time, but I may have some better luck this time!!! I think the picture on the far right is the closest to the correct colour.
This is a quick fly-by-day post as I am out for tea. I'm taking little ziplock bags with Cake in a Mug dry mixture all ready to go. Should be interesting. I'll let you know how it goes.
The Labradors are having a lovely day, there has been a lot of playing and there was apple and sweet potato in their breakfast!! There was also a vast amount of sunbaking and oceans of cold water were drunk.