Sunday, January 08, 2012

Tidying up

I was back at work this week after the New Year break, but only for three days, so still had time to do what turned into mainly tidying things up.

This is my sewing box, which I've been meaning to tidy up ever since I got it, about ten years ago (!), as it's a hand-me-down. I'm not sure how old it is, but I was rather alarmed to see very similar ones for sale in our local haberdashery for £50+! I really just needed to sort out what I'd got, as otherwise I end up buying more sewing thread in the same colour, or yet more elastic because I hadn't realised I'd already got some. So, now it's much easier to find what I've got, and to see all the colours properly.

The thread is a fun mixture of old wooden reels with imperial measurements and very recent plastic ones.
I cleaned the oven. I'm not doing too badly, having intended to clean it in July, I eventually got round to doing it in October, and I was aiming for once a month after that. Oh, except October to January is 3 months. Oops.

 Finished the Isabella jumper, with 7g of yarn to spare! Not bad though, one jumper took 293g of yarn.

I'm rather pleased with how it's turned out. Only using 3 balls of yarn meant there weren't many ends to sew in, although the Noro Kureyon sock yarn I knitted it with pulls apart if you use it for sewing up, so I used some similarly coloured sock yarn leftovers. It's still blocking, so I should be able to wear it sometime this week.

And I've finished the back of the Essential Cardigan. Slightly alarmed at the speed this is appearing, as I only moved from 4ply to DK. Presumably if I now started an aran jumper it'd be finished in a weekend?!


Tina said...

Love the Noro sweater. Seems like you have got done quite a lot of stuff! Yeay.
I have this week off - my end/start of the year holiday. Want to get some stuff done, too.
Already managed to post 3 garden at the beginning of the month pics ;-)
Have a great week

Nic said...

Wow what a load of thread!! You'll have to get sewing now to use some up ;)
I love the jumper, can't wait to see it on.
I hope your first full week back at work is kind. xx

Sue said...

You are so good cleaning your oven, which reminds me that I should start doing mine on a regular basis along with the fridge. Your sweater looks nice. Isnt it funny how quickly dk goes after knitting on 4 ply. Your cardigan looks great so far!

Anonymous said...

I love the Noro sweater! It turned out so beautiful. You ought to post a picture of you wearing it. :)

erasercarver said...

Loving the Noro jumper, hope it blocks out quickly and you get to wear it very soon!

ShinyNewThing said...

Love the Noro jumper, those are my colours!