- I want to get to grips with gauge and tension and make the best of my very simple little knitting machine. It does a mean stockingette.
- I have a ridiculous amount of inherited yarn-stash, which is lovely but not too precious.
- I have a lot of ideas about garments* based on squares and rectangles, which I'm itching to explore.
- I've recycled lots of clothes into a rag rag and can justify restocking the wardrobe with a whole heap more.
I've been knitting squares and rectangles with the yarn I have to hand and seeing what I can make from them. The pieces are just machine stitched together with a small zigzag. It's all about instant gratification and the learning processes along the way. Nothing to do with finish.
If all else fails, it's a huge gauge swatch that will be recycled into purses.
I have ideas for an improved version.
green scrunchy cotton became a Pattern Magic 3-inspired top.... as planned... only a little scrunchier than planned.
And the grey wrap got a little bit of a re-working at the back.
Here I am, all grey-ghosty.... to show you the new silhouette....
(And I'm off for a haircut tomorrow).In other SQUARE news, I've been sewing squares together to make a new patchworky Petite Bag.
I had a bit of fun making this one. The back made me smile...GJ's 25% off sale on Friday and bought more dress-lengths for little-girl dresses....
...And yes. Quilt batting.