Sunday, July 7, 2013

Blue silk

I had a piece of light blue and white silk twill (which I forgot to photograph). It looked a bit anaemic, so I overdyed it with turquoise - and was very happy with the result. 

And then, of course, I made it up into a croissant bag:

and an evening bag:

and a little coin purse, with a bead zipper pull:

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Jodie's socks

Some years ago, I knitted a pair of socks - just because it was something I hadn't done before - and gave to my niece Jodie, who likes to wear warm socks on winter evenings. She recently mentioned that her husband had rudely referred to the my hand-knitted socks as her clown socks. Well, that sent me off in search of the brightly coloured sock yarns, although they didn't actually looked quite as lairy once they were knitted up.

Jodie was very pleased to receive a couple of extra pairs of socks - she liked the pink and grey ones best.