Wednesday, November 23, 2011

More Doctor yarnies

I had enough of the yarn used for Mermaids gloves left to knit hubby a pair of man gloves as well. This time held double with some purple Drops alpaca.
And yes, the fingers could have been a bit longer (one will never learn...), but they're warm, they're funky and they're going to be nice and handy on the bike.
The combination of the purple alpaca and the stripey homespun gives a fun effect. Although, hubby did say he'd have preferred matching gloves...
Tssss... These are BOTH one of a kind!
Onward with other things... such as sewing... After trying on my dress, it turns out to be too WIDE in the waist, so there's some work to be done there... And Mermaid's coat is coming on leaps and bounds. I finished off the pockets yesterday, sewed on buttons and sewed the sleeves and collar. The sleeves can be put in next, then it's time for lining!
Ten of these shiny buttons for only a Euro. That was a bargain! There were similar buttons in the shop, which cost 1.50 a piece ;)
The little fake flaps on the chest are fun! They have they lining fabric on the inside.
And one more of Mermaid. We enjoyed a fun visit from Monique and here daughter on Sunday, and the moms were kept very busy, as they wanted to 'make stuff'... The stuff turned out to be a strapless dress.
The fun you can have with a scrap piece of fabric ;)
And once the sewing machine is out, these little men just come out as well... Just to get us into the holiday spirit...
I have enough fabric to make three more cushions, so they will be adorning our sofa in the winter months!

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