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Thursday, 26 October 2017

Blind Finished!

Hello Folks

Firstly I'd like to thank you for your lovely comments about my craft room.  I have to pinch myself when I go in, I still can't quite believe it's all mine! 

I've been working on the blind.  After a not very fruitful Pinterest search on how to make a Roman Blind I had a dig around in my (very) old patterns and came up with this one. I pulled it out of a magazine ~ Prima possibly ~ and made a blind for our flat we had when we lived in London 25 years ago.  A lot of patterns I saw used blind tape sewn onto the lining, this pattern however, makes the channels with the lining fabric which you then insert the rods in ~ for me wooden dowling.
The new kitchen island was the perfect place to cut and measure the fabric, no kneeling on the floor.
The instructions were easy to follow and I was soon congratulating myself on a job well done.  I hung the blind, tied the cords and pulled it up.  The centre hadn't come up that well.   I puzzled over why, did I need and extra cord in the middle?
Then I noticed that I hadn't stitched through all the dowling channels and the fabric was loose.  So down it all came, battening out, sewing machine back out the box.

That's better.

I love that the fabric matches the clock and oh! the wallpaper ~ I'm still excited by it.

I noticed that there is another Drops Sale on all their alpaca yarn ~ now until Christmas in case you were wondering ~ and the combination of alpaca and 30% off was too much to resist.  The folks at Wool Warehouse are super efficient at sending out their orders and this lovely combination arrived on my doorstep a few days later.  This is a new yarn, Nord which is a combination of 45% alpaca, 23% wool and 30% polyamide.  I got 3 balls of each colour thinking I'll make some socks and something else.  

It's a 4ply yarn similar to their alpaca yarn, but the addition of the wool gives it a bit more structure.  I can't wait to use it. 
Also this cute Knit Pro needle sizer dropped into my basket, I couldn't find mine anywhere when I needed it.  Of course a day after a new one arrived I found the old one.  Hey ho.

It's half term with me right now, the weather is distinctly autumnal and not in a good way.  Damp, foggy and grey. Meh!

Right, that's me for now, have fun.
See you soon.......Clicky Needles.


  1. I too have recently acquired a craft room - I love it. Yours looks so crisp and fresh.

  2. I missed your craft room post so I am off to look at the rest now - if the blind is anything to go by..ooooh.... I am trying not to buy wool and now you are showing Drops Aaagghhh! Jo x

  3. I totally adore the blinds you made. Very colorful and uplifting. Good job! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  4. Hello! Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Suzi L from the Chicagoland area and I recently had the pleasure of dining with my husband and the charming Mr. Clicky Needles when the conversation turned to interests and I was delighted to discover that we share a common love of yarn. The new craft room is beautiful and I love the cheery colors on your new blind. I currently have a cowl on my needles and just finished crocheting a quick autumn cardigan for keeping those chilly winds at bay. Looking forward to meeting you in future!

    1. Hey Suzi! I'm very much looking forward to meeting you and hopefully having lots of productive yarny times! It'll be good to wear some wooly things, it's got very mild in the UK over the last few years and a sweater is just too hot!

  5. The blind is perfect for that room. Love the new yarn.


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