Sunday, 2 May 2021

A Year of Projects - week

 Well that was a bit of a strange week.  Although, we have obviously taught through lockdowns before and had lessons through Zoom, I have never done it from home when everyone else is in.  It went very well and I was 'present' for almost all of my lessons.  And, of course, Daniel didn't have Covid!

It is the 2nd of May, and so, the 2nd day of Me Made May!  I posted my introduction to MMM here and my preparations and day one here 

So today, I have dug out another make that I haven't worn in a while.

This is Rugged coat by Joji Locatelli and I knit it in Knit Picks City tweed to make it very affordable.

But this is a Year of Projects post, so what have I been working on this week?  

Well I finished Olive!  I started off having a nightmare with the press studs (after my nightmare with putting panels around the wrong way)!

However, once I figured it out, it was great fun.  To the point that I may never do buttons on a sewn garment again!

This is a pattern in the latest Tilly and the Buttons book. 

I have also made progress on the Antiquity blouse. 

I am knitting this in Eden Cottage Keld fingering.   It is beautiful - cropped - but I  knew that when I started and I should be able to wear it with a high waisted skirt, which was always the idea.

I have also worked a bit on my socks when I  needed something mindless!

We have a nice long weekend here in the UK,  so I have some pork in the slow cooker and a chocolate marmalade loaf in the kitchen calling my name!!

#memademay2021 #yop10

Saturday, 1 May 2021

Me Made May Week one

 It's May 1st,  and with that, Me Made May begins.  

During the week,  since I have been home with my son isolating,  I managed to go through my wardrobe.  I was very strict with myself and have already cleared a lot of items.  I have a few items that I will now be using as rags, a few that are picked out for altering or mending and several that I will be sending to charity.

Today I  am wearing a colourwork sweater that I have not worn for quite a while.

This is Buchanan by Kate Davies, knit in a yarn by Coldharbour Mill.  

I have also sorted out a few items to wear during the week, so I don't have to think much before school!

For the last two years I have become a bit hung up by trying to wear something new each day, this year I want to focus less on wearing different items and more on different combinations of items so I can test what goes with what and indeed what I could do with having more of.

And so, that is day one.  I will report back next week, how it is all going!


Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Me Made May 2021

It is so close to that time of year again!  

Me Made May is an initiative started by Zoe at So Zo What do you know? I don't know how many years ago? - but it was quite a few!

There are no real rules, it is up to you how you structure it.  This year I would really like to wear something me made every day.  I will try to record it on Instagram but may not post every day.  I will also try to record on here, but that is likely to be a weekly entry!  Why?  You may ask.

I would like to refresh my wardrobe - find out what I like wearing, and what goes with what - with a view to plugging the gaps.  After Me made May, I will look at my Year of Projects list and review it!

Since it is a long weekend here in the UK, I am hoping to do a kick off post on Saturday.  I would like to try and empty my wardrobe at that point and at least recycle/donate some items I know I will never wear.

Now to get ready for the Sewing Bee to get me in the mood!