The start of a new year and plenty of WIPs and completed items to talk about.
First cab off the rank is a pair of arm rest covers.
I finished these before Christmas and wrapped them up with Sue's Christmas present. That might seem a little silly considering she watched me make them. The in-laws were quite impressed which made it all worth while.
Next I have the bonnet that I featured in my first WIP Wednesday.
It is now finished along with a couple of booties.
These were to complete an ensemble that started with a coat.
Now I have the full set ready for sale.
While Sue and I were visiting I managed to find time to do a bit more on my Salvation Army Blanket (about a dozen rows) and it now looks like this:-
I have about 20 more rows of the crown before I can drop the yellow and just work with one colour. This will have a blue border when it's finished and I'm hoping that will help pull it into shape. It will obviously need to be blocked, and I need to find someway to make the yellow that's showing through where it's not supposed to disappear. As I said previously, this is the first time I have worked with two colours like this and there seem to be a few bugs to iron out. Hopefully the judges at the show will appreciate the effort that's gone into this a judge it accordingly. I'm sure the COs at church will appreciate it when I hand it over.
The last item I have this week is a matinée jacket that Sue knitted and handed over to me to be finished.
All that needs to be done is a picot edging, sew in the ends and thread in the ribbon.
I probably need to improve my photography skills as some of the colours aren't showing up correctly. The white coat, bonnet and booties have a blueish tinge in these photos and the apricot jacket shows up as almost white.
I also need a baby sized doll to act as a model as lying baby clothes flat on a table just doesn't do them justice. Anybody have any ideas on where I might get one?