However, internet problems mean less time spent online, which in turn means more stitching time! (In theory. In practice we've been doing up our kitchen, so everything that's normally in the kitchen has been in the dining room - aka my sewing room). I've managed crochet and knitting, but no sewing.
I have managed to finish my Daisy Wrap, and I love it. It's a long time since I crochetted anything big, but I enjoyed the process so much I don't think it will be long before I do something else.
Here she is:
And a close up for detail:
She's lovely and soft. The yarn I used is Colourmart shiny cotton, which is a cotton/cashmere/angora/merino/viscose blend. It's quite thin and almost hard off the cone, but once washed and worn it blooms and becomes wonderfully soft and a little bit fluffy.
I wore Daisy the other day over a plain navy coat and she looked lovely.
I've now got my eye on a couple of crochet cardigan patterns. Which one I make depends on what weight of yarn I can find in the colour I have in mind. One is DK and one chunky weight.
In other news, I'm debating whether to order the Style Arc Julia jacket pattern.
We've been invited to a wedding at the end of June and I'd love to make this and a dress to wear with it for the wedding. The pattern isn't too expensive, at the current exchange rate it's about £12.00, but the shipping is about £14.00. I really do love the style and I haven't seen another similar pattern elsewhere, but the shipping cost is putting me off.
Has anyone out there made a Style Arc pattern? What would you do, would you go for it, or keep looking for something else?