Monday, 12 April 2010
I'm honing my sewing skills this week as well as knitting my way through what feels like a vat of orange. One day the orange will be a beautiful cardigan, I just need the patience required by eight million rounds of stocking stitch.
More orange on the scene comes courtesy of Alabama Chanin and two t-shirts from a charity shop. This is the headscarf pattern from the Alabama Stitch book and it was a lovely soothing thing to do. All hand stitched and cut, I even did a rolled hem although the original pattern calls for raw edges. I love the way it looks on the wrong side too.
Observant souls will notice that I am wearing the headscarf sitting outside. It must be truly spring. Yesterday was glorious, the sunlight shone through our daffodils and it was warm enough to eat dinner on the steps. We could enjoy the last rays of the sun and at the same time avoid the peculiar scrabbling noise coming from the kitchen walls.
A pair of starlings has decided to nest inside our house. That's spring for you.