Thursday, 20 May 2010

Jamming in Wonderland Fundraiser

Jamming small
Just thought that I'd announce a fundraiser for the Sheffield Steel Roller Girls that is happening on Friday 21st May (yes, that's tomorrow) at the Lescar Hotel on Sharrowvale Road, Sheffield, S11 8ZF

There's going to be Bands and Burlesques and it's fancy dress if you want - the theme is Alice in Wonderland. I'm dressing up if I can finish my costume so come along and support this great team (that I now practice with). Oh do I ache but that's another story altogether.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

More ebay goodies

Although it's not the best time of the year to be selling on eBay, I have to make room for things so I am continuing with the clear out of my house. So far this week I have listed a group of vintage sewing patterns and they are fab.

There are some 1940s dresses and some great rockabilly style 1950s dresses too. Most of the sizes are reasonable normal although there are a few Junior sizes for those that are petite.

I'm also selling a skein of Wollmeise. It's from the first sock club and it's a colour way that I'm not that keen on so thought it was better to get rid of it than store it forever. The colour is Saami and it's a white, blue and red on natural

The link to my main eBay page is here and I'll be adding more things later in the week.

Got more sewing patterns, knitting patterns and clothes to add as well as a load of bits and bods that I no longer have a need for.

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Floppy Hat

The summer is trying to make an appearance here in Sheffield but that are many days of cold cloudy weather. Since I have been trying to get my garden ready and planted up with veggies, I realised that I needed a sun hat for those days when the sun actually managed to break through so that the tops of my ears don't get burnt. I have promised myself that I do not need to buy any more yarn so decided that it had to come from my stash and found this double knit cotton that I bought a few years back in Lidl as some knockdown price.

After hunting on Ravelry for all of 5 minutes I came up with the Sunshine and Lollipop design by Alison Reeves and my mind was made up.

From finished things

It's a nice and simple pattern that is well presented and the bonus is that Alison not only gives you the size of an adult but also gives you the instructions on how to make it to fit no matter what size head it's for and even better you don't have to do any of that irritating swatching. I do swatch if it's a garment but for socks, hats, scarves and gloves I really can't be bothered.

I used Zettl Colorado for the main part and some Sirdar Snuggly Babay Bamboo for the band and the underside of the brim on 3.75mm needles. I don't really like the colourway of the Colorado but since I'm not going to see it I really don't care. Once it was finished I realised that I should have gone down a size in needles as it was a bit loose and not have made the sides so long but there was no way I was going to rip this back. Anyway I now have a slightly silly floppy hat that will keep the sun from my ears.