Thursday, 14 July 2011

V8648 - progress . . .and a confession.

Just to prove that I have actually been sewing! I know it hard to see because of the print and because it's on a hanger, but it has shape! The princess seams pressed beautifully thanks to my tailors ham. The same can't be said for the neckline/armholes. Is there a trick to square necklines that I'm missing?! Seriously, the poor iron had to wrestle with it to get it as good as it is and it's far from perfect! If you know of any tutorials or anything, I'd be so grateful if you'd let me know about them :)
Ok, now I have a confession to make. I'm holding Roobeedoo responsible ;) It was her comment on my last post last tipped me over the edge and resulted in this:
Yep. Just hours after posting about my knitting plan and how I was going to be good and finish all my WiPs before buying yarn for the Lauriel cardigan, I went and bought the yarn and needles anyway. But Roobeedoo is right, a hard slog of knitting will just put me off. So yeah. I like the yarn a lot, especially for the price. I also really like the colour. It's more green than on the website which is what I'd hoped :) I'm excited! The needles need to hurry up and get here so I can swatch and get started!
It's not all bad though. Look what I finally finished up yesterday:
Now is it me or are the arms a bit short? Ah well, it should still be warm. I've also started on Dom's second sock too. And I've tidied away my other projects, so it at least doesn't look like I have a few WiPs :)
More later!
Ashley x


  1. Love the dress fabric!! It's looking good!!

    I am such a project butterfly, I start things as I fancy - I'll get to the WiP's eventually!!

    S x

  2. Oh no - you are going to blame me if it all goes pear-shaped! ;)
    Happy knitting my dear!
    And good luck with the rest of your dress - great fabric!

  3. Oh, I do love that baby cardigan! Adorabubble :-)

  4. The fabric of top is gorgeous, i have not tried the square cut so sorry can't help. xx

  5. That fabric is gorgeous, Ashley. Can't wait to see the finished piece. I know what you mean about WIPs - I have so many unfinished things, but determined to get myself motivated and organised, including putting more effort onto my blog and making stuff to start an Etsy shop (maybe I should make up a task list!)

    Lisa xoxo

  6. Haha, me too Sarah! I'll try not to be after the cardigan is done though (probably by next year! lol)
    Course I wouldn't Roobeedoo, it'll be my fault if it goes pear shaped for not being able to follow instructions!
    Thanks Lucy and Miss Ginger :)
    A task list is a great idea Lisa! It'll make it seem much more manageable if you break it down :)
    Ashley x

  7. I don't know if you know this and I don't know if this will solve your problem with the square neckline but usually to get a good press and finish, you need to clip diagonally into the corner right up to the stitching line, or it won't lie right when you turn it the right way out.

  8. Thanks Hatty, I did try that though but the princess seams made it really hard :S It's acceptable, but I'd really like to nail it next time :)
    Ashley x


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