Don't you love the Sunday when we "fall back" with the time? Most Sundays speed up (I swear) so that they can turn into Mondays - but the Sunday of the time change seems like such a lovely long day. Much longer than just an extra hour, somehow. I love it. Yes, tomorrow morning will be extra dark when its wakey-wakey-go-to-work time, but I'll deal with that then - this is now!
I've been sewing:
Red bags: the lining in the fold-over pouch is the same red as the binding and button. The little pouch has one of those squeezy metal clasps sewn into it, makes an O when opened and its lining is also the red/black fabric.
Blue bags: these are Easy Peasy Pouches - see tutorial here.
A grey bag; I like the yellow with the grey and I really like this fabric, which I got here. Better view of the yellow fabric in the next photo:
And finally - a specs case. Super easy - super fast - I think I will do a tutorial on this one.
I've also been knitting:
I have been going crazy with the scarves - this is my 4th one, and nary a one is going to be going around my neck - they're all for keeping other people warm! This one is made with Regia 6-ply sock yarn - this bright colour combination has the very inventive name of "5404" - the marketing team was working overtime to come up with that one! And anyway, in this case, it is Regia 6-ply scarf yarn.
Here it is closer up. These photos do not pick out the pattern of stitches very well - it is actually done in a honeycomb rib, and every 10th row has eyelets. In the photo the eyelets are there, but they just make it look like I am a messy knitter. You can kind of see them along the purple row quite near the centre of the photo. They do look nice in real life!
The Pattern is really easy:
Cast on enough stitches to produce the width you want but make sure the total number is divisible by 3. I cast on 48 stitches, using 4mm needles.
Odd rows: K1, P1 rib.
Even rows: knit to end.
Every 10th row (every 5th knit row) K3, *K1, Yarn Over, K2 together - repeat from * to last 3 stitches, K3.
This scarf is not reversible - but the "wrong side" looks ok done in this rib/eyelet combo.
The swatch below is for the next scarf; I like this stitch because it is completely reversible - the back side looks exactly like the front. It is a multiple of 10 stitches worked over 10 rows. See below the photo for how-to make this stitch pattern.
This stitch pattern is done this way. I don't know if it has a name other than swirly reversible scarf stitch. It looks a bit Art-deco. (I have cast on 20 stitches and worked 20 rows for this swatch).
Row 1: K5, P5
Row 2: K4, P1, K1, P4
Row 3: K3, P2, K2, P3
Row 4: K2, P3, K3, P2
Row 5: K1, P4, K4, P1
Row 6: P5, K5
Row 7: K1, P4, K4, P1
Row 8: K2, P3, K3, P2
Row 9: K3, P2, K2, P3
Row 10: K4, P1, K1, P4
Gotta go enjoy this lovely loooooooonnnnnggg Sunday. Bye for now! ;o)