Thursday, November 27, 2014

Socks and Colours

I shared with you some box bags that I recently made, and I usually use them to house my sock knitting projects.  They are the perfect size for 100gms yarn and a circular needles.  These are the last three pairs that came off the needles:

The yarn is called Katia Darling and there are more details on my Ravelry project page.

This next pair uses Crazy Zauberball.

There is a very long colour repeat on this yarn - and as you have probably noticed, I don't care much for perfectly matching socks!  More details here.

I then finished off these lovely stripey socks that remind me of the seaside - gorgeous beachy colours:

I used Knit Picks Felici yarn for these socks,  The yarn is fabulously soft and a dream to knit with.  The yarn was discontinued, but they have 6 colourways in stock, so runveryquick and get some . . . like I did!  I also have a few other colour combos that will surface in the future!

I had some other fun with colours this weekend, and got the results back from having my 'colours' done.  This was all the range in the '80's, but I never had them done.  Fast forward a few years, and Mr. SDSC kindly booked me a session for my birthday.  Here are my colours, based upon my eye, skin and hair colouring:

I know that it looks like pretty much every colour you could think of, but if you looks carefully, there is no black or white, only one purple and one yellow, no fushia or pink (the pink above is actually more peachy).  And lots of green.  I rarely wear green, so will now start introducing it into my wardrobe and see what the results are!  Incidentally, I am a 'True Lazurli Spring'.  Interestingly enough, my 'best basic red', is a perfect match for the cardi below - and I always get lots of comments when I wear this!

Co-incidentally, I picked up some lovely fabric this week - an absolute bargain at $5/m from Fabricland and it has 4 of my colours in it.  I plan on making a cardi and vest top with it - so by all accounts, It should suit me very well!

What do you think of this process?  Utter bunkem, or a useful tool when is comes to looking your best?

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Bras & Bags

So. Winter has arrived in these parts, and that means lots of indoors activities . . . and sewing! And knitting! Hurrah. First, let me show you the weather evidence:

Very pretty, that's for sure!

I thought hat it was time to make some more undies, and two more bras have made their was into my lingerie drawer.  Who doesn't need a new white bra?  This was made using the Shelley pattern from Bra-Makers Supplies in Hamilton, Ontario.  With the exception of the lace, all the fabrics and notions were also from Bra-Makers Supplies.  The lace was already in my stash, and actually started off as a gathered lace.  I took off the band that gathered the lace, gave it a good pressing - and voila - some fabulous flat lace for my new bra!

Next up was a racy, red one.  Again, all supplies as above.

I also made a couple more box bags for my sock knitting.  And yes I have that many pairs of socks on the go!

The bag above is a bit more peachy in colour, and looks so delicate.

And who can resist the sausage dogs?  The lovely dotty lining matches perfectly and I am very pleased with these. . . . and I have some socks to share with you next time as well! 

How about you - do you have 'cold weather' projects that you are working on - or 'hot weather' projects for my Southern Hemisphere buddies?!