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Tag Archives: kcw – winter 2014
KCW came and went and still the wee small boy doesn’t have a completed shirt. I’ve only the cuffs, collar and hem to do so it will be finished this week. I have 6 days till his birthday (although, and let’s not tell my brain this, I’ve actually got 10 days until his party which is when he’ll wear it!). So all is well.
However, I did finish the Almost Orla mitts in time for my friend Liz to fly to Australia with them and gift them to her daughter-in-law. As Liz had done the final stitching on these I’d not had the opportunity to photograph the mitts. I was really happy to receive these photos from Oz.
Liz also sewed the brown stems on afterwards in duplicate stitch. I’m eternally grateful.
These little mitts are far from perfect but given they were my first attempt at intarsia and the colourwork was very tiny and fiddly, I’m really pleased with how they turned out. They haven’t scared me off colourwork, which is a good thing.
More importantly, the recipient loves them. That’s the main thing!
PS…I’ve put all the pattern/yarn details on Ravelry here.
Having taped the pattern together last week it dawned on me that this week is Kids Clothes Week.
I am a bear of very little brain at the moment and it had completely failed to sink in until yesterday morning.
At which point I decided that, yes, I could manage an hour a day of sewing, and yes, this would be the perfect opportunity to make a shirt for Boy in time for his birthday celebrations in a couple of weeks.
So Day 1 saw the pattern pieces being cut out and a shirt kindly gifted to us by our friend Martin for just such a purpose being hacked into small pieces.
Note to the wise. Cut your collar before you cut your yokes. Yokes can be finangled. Collars not so much.
Boy’s shirt will now have a grandad collar!
I can live with that!