Saturday, December 24, 2005
FO, FO, it's Christmas time you know....
Whipped up 6 santa sacks this morning (photos later): 1 for each child and 1 for each fur child. The picture is of the Quality Control Supervisor's sack, complete with stunt present (she had to give it back - it's part of the soft toys I collect for our breeder).
The big sacks for the kids are huge - 75cm wide and 100cm long. Size is important here.
The sacks for the dogs are from the off cuts. 37cm wide and 50cm long. I've already been told it's not big enough for Lochie's presents. Needless to say, Lochie lives with my brother's family! He is the son of my Quality Control Supervisor, born July this year.
Anyway, I'm rather pleased with the way the bags turned out. Bought the 100% cotton fabric in the Home Yardage closing down sale. Must have been about April this year. The ties for the kids' sacks came from the sacks my SIL bought at Clint's last year and which disintegrated as soon as they were used. The ties for the dogs' sacks are old shoelaces that Mum had in her sewing cupboard and which were never going to be used in shoes.
Also finished the "Fozzy" Feathers Scarf for RC.
Materials: 4 x 50g balls of Patons Feathers in variegated brown and gold
Equipment: 6.5mm hand made timber needles (bought them at the local Steiner school fete in November)
Pattern: Cast on 30 stitches. Garter stitch until yarn runs out. Cast off. Darn in ends.
Finished measurements: 190cm (75") long, 16cm (12.5") wide
Also spent some time watching (well, mostly listening and doing other stuff) Pearl Harbour on DVD and sorting out knitting needle central. It's a set of library card catalogue drawers that I was given a couple of years ago and which is perfect for craft equipment storage. I will photograph, promise. I labelled most of the drawers so I can find what I need quickly and put orphans into pairs. I find twist ties the best way of keeping needles in pairs or DPN sets.
Oh and Pearl Harbour is tedious in beyond belief.
Peggy's gone to bed early so that Father Christmas will come sooner. :)
Merry Christmas to one and all.