Friday, January 29, 2016

Alpine shorts by Terra's Treasures

Like I mentioned in a previous post, I can't resist a boys' sewing pattern with a point of difference. 

Let me introduce the Alpine shorts by Terra's TreasuresHere is the pattern description: 
The Alpine Trousers are a structured well fitting pant. They feature a flat front with elastic back waistband, side and back pockets and optional faux fly. Also comes in Shorts length. 

The main fabric is from my stash, a drill originally from Spotlight, with the contrast fabric from a previous project scraps. This fabric was gifted to me by a friend quite a few years ago (yes I keep fabric for a while, including scraps).

The shorts were an easy sew. Mr K's verdict are that these are comfy. My only tip is to check the pattern and instructions before sewing the faux fly version. These are the flat front version in size 10 (Mr K is aged nine and these have some room to grow).  

Saturday, January 23, 2016

A Mother's Heart - first finished knit of 2016

This may be the first finished knit of 2016, but that was just because I had to wait for buttons to arrive. I wasn't really that quick in getting a project off the needles.

This is a cowl using the pattern "A Mother's Heart" by Kate Eades using Colour Adventures wool. I love this wool, it is lovely to knit with, but oh so expensive now our dollar has dropped. I ordered it a couple of years ago through a Ravelry co-op.

The features I like about this cowl are that it has buttons, so I didn't need to knit a large number of stitches in the round. You can leave it unbuttoned and wear as a scarf, or button up and wear as a long cowl, or doubled over. You can also triple it for your child to wear. It was an easy knit and I will definitely knit it again.