Monday, 12 April 2010

Reverse, Reverse.


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.

11 comments:

Jane said...

Isn't Spring fun! Oh, how I love that it makes us all happy and productive! you look so cute!

funkyflower said...

wow hand sewing?!?!? love the head scarf and the pic of you so smiley outside!

Cindy G said...

Inside the house? Yikes!

Love the scarf.

mary jane said...

gorgeous, you, the scarf and the weather! so good to see all the new creative things you've been up to. congratulations auntie!

Purple Fuzzy mittens said...

Cute headscarf! It inspired me to turn around and order the book. :-)

Regina Moore said...

Your Alabama Stitching project turned out lovely! I am enamored with Alabama Chanin right now...

Orinda5 said...

Sounds like your weather is a lot like ours. We ate outside yesterday for the first time this season too!
I am a great fan of eating outdoors - it makes even the simplest meal something to enjoy.

Lovely, lovely headscarf! The color combo is really splendid.

Lucette said...

the stitching is gorgeous, and how nice to be outside this spring. Looking forward to all the orange knitting.

Julia said...

We were out in the garden all day yesterday too...blissful!

inkberryblue said...

The scarf's pretty...and I admire your commitment to recycling. Glad you're having nice weather. We're moving into Autumn here. It rained softly today ~ which was lovely!

Karin said...

Yes! Perfect days we've been having.
I love your kerchief.