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Sunday, 4 September 2011

School Tomorrow!

Hi there!
School starts properly tomorrow.
It'll be a noisy old place with the hundred or so kids around.
  The holidays seem to have gone for-e-v-e-r so it's not so bad.
DD has her first day at college and DS is back too. 
 He's a Year 8 now where did that time go?

I haven't got many pretty pictures to show you this week but I have finished that Drops Cardi.
I'd been putting off sewing up, but for the life of me I don't know why.
My shock secret today.
I like making up.
I love the way that mattress stitch makes your edges magically disappear.
So here it is.
 It's come out slightly longer than I thought it would and the handkerchief bits hang a quite long.  I think this is because of a few things:
1.  I'm only 5 foot 3 inches and not at all like the tall slim models!
2. The Rowan Cotton Jeans is quite heavy, although it has a nice drape, pulls it down more.
The actual Drops Pattern is a lot more floatier, but I think I'll get lots of wear from it.
Mr Clicky Needles (bless him) said "It looks like one from a shop" so I'm pleased.
I think I'd try it again but maybe in a cosy Alpaca or Wool yarn.

Not much more to say today I'm afraid, I'm amazed that none of you commented on the dreadful camping breakfast of scones and clotted cream, I guess you're all too nice.
It's raining now and will be tomorrow, great for the first day back.

Have fun whatever you get up to..................Clicky Needles.


  1. Oh, I don't envy you working in a school, it must be so noisy. Your cardigan looks good I hope you get lots of wear from it.

  2. Your cardigan is lovely, and I'm going to put my hand up and admit to liking sewing up too! Mattress stitch is easy once you get the hang of it, and you're right when you say it makes your edges magically disappear.

  3. Gorgeous sweater, my friend! I actually thought your scone, jam and clotted cream looked delish, camping or not! I'm off to the beach..
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  4. That cardi really does look like it came from a shop! Well done! I hope you are proud and receive many more compliments from friends, family, and co-workers. You deserve it!

  5. I love your cardi, it looks such an easy style to wear and the finish is perfect.......yay for mattress stitch!

  6. That cardigan is lovely - I bet you're glad you finished it now! Have a good term!

  7. Cardigan looks great Cath, much nicer than the one I unravelled the yarn from.Glad you have had a good break, hope the term is not too hard.

  8. I wonder how many times I have commented that mattress stitch would make neater seams! Not to you though, but the finishing is what lets most garments down. And what's wrong with scones for breakfast? Not clotted cream though!

  9. Gorgeous Ta-Dah!! Well done you, it really does look great. ooooooo how lovely would it be in Aplpaca?
    Hope the new term is kind to you.
    Love Tickety-boo

  10. I do like that sweater and I think you'll get lots of wear out of it. High praise indeed from MrCN - my hubby only seems to get as far as 'it looks nice' when I ask him what he thinks of something I've made.

    What's wrong with scones and clotted cream for breakfast? I highly recommend cheesecake for breakfast!

  11. Scones and clotted cream for breakfast, my idea of heaven. Your cardigan is gorgeous, and it's a lovely colour too. Hope school's gone ok today. Daniel finished half a term early after taking his GCSEs so the holidays seem to have been very long this year. Eleanor goes back tomorrow and Daniel on Thursday, I'm not looking forward to it, I like having them at home.

  12. That's turned out really well and I love the colour. I'm a big fan of those drapey cardies; they're a wardrobe staple for me.

  13. Lovely cardi!
    A very lovely colour and looks great on you.
    Have a good week.


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