Jam Pot Textiles

Jam Pot Textiles

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

I'm trying to get things finished, but keep getting waylaid!!

I wanted 2012 to be about finishing projects, I have lots of projects started and lots of projects todo. So I was pleased with myself when I got my uhandbag purse kit out to start.

I really can't praise this kit enough, excellent instructions and loads to picture to follow.
But then I got waylaid.
I bought myself a lovely new ereader, and of course it needed a case.

The knitted pattern comes from here but knitted using Double knit and 4mm needles. It's the first time I've tried Judy's magic cast on, and the magic loop. Both of which can be learnt by watching you tube videos!!
I then made a start on my yarn stash, I bought two balls of sock yarn while on holiday, one is now a pair of sock, the other half a scarf!!

I've had a little go at the canvas work too.

So near finishing the flower, then I will have to work out how I want the background.
I was lucky enough to get away in March, to the Hobbycraft, Embroidery in fashion and Sewing for pleasure show at the NEC.
I got myself a lovely new sewing machine, you don't know how hard it is to buy a machine at a show that's not a computer. There were 4/5 different makes of machine there and only Brother had their lovely basic range. So they got my custom and I'm very pleased.
So I used it to finished my purse.

And make a case for my phone.

Which I knitted a cover for!!!!! But I had just discovered to joy of downloadable knitting graph paper. I used this to get the right size graph.
At the show I went to the Simple Way stand and saw there new satchel bag, a smaller version of the bag I have already, and in my eyes the prefect handbag size.

As you see that's been made up too, love the colours.
So I am knocking a few things of the list of old projects, but oh how easily I'm waylaid by new projects! And why not!