Saturday, August 04, 2007

Too Many Goodies

Isn't this the most beautiful dress you've ever seen? It's in the new Rowan magazine, which I browsed through today and was VERY tempted to buy but didn't (it's only a matter of time). I thought the new magazine looks really good though I wasn't so keen on the section marked 'Reflections'. But the rest looked lovely. Cable seems to be back. I also looked at the new season's wool, which is also divine. One called Cocoon, 80% merino wool, 20% kid mohair that was SO soft. Knits on 7mm needles.

Anyway, part of the reason I didn't get the magazine was because I could tell all of the projects would take a lot of TIME to knit. I think I might dedicate all of next year to knitting that dress.

Another reason I didn't buy the magazine is because I'm big into sewing these days, and this morning in the post I received Sublime Stitching from the lovely people at Amazon.

I've seen some sweet projects completed on other blogs and I thought I might be able to combine making clothes/accessories with a bit of easy and effective embroidery to personalise it. I have an idea for Christmas presents. I'll have to make a prototype and see if it's feasible. Some of Sublime Stitching looks good, though I was a wee bit disappointed by the range of transfers/designs. I was hoping for a polar bear but there only seems to be cats and dogs. We'll see. I think the instructions at the beginning look well-written. And it has made me realise I can actually make my own designs and embroider them.

It's such a beautiful day today I decided to bring my books outside and sit in the shade to update my blog. I brought our comfy chair out and went back inside for my books and laptop and guess who decided to make herself at home in the meantime? I couldn't stop laughing when I saw her there. I was literally two seconds going back inside for my stuff and when I last saw her she was lying under the picnic table. But she obviously thought the chair looked like the place to be. Softie that I am I left her there and worked at the picnic bench for a few minutes until Madame decided to go into my shed and relax there instead.


jen said...

I agree - gorgeous dress! I have been majorly uninspired with knitting lately, I'm hoping the new Rowan will inspire me to make something....preferably something quicker than a dress though, as I too think it would take forever!

jen said...

Meg is such a pretty kitty!

Have fun with the sublime stitching.