There’s been knitting progress, though I doubt this will be ready by my deadline. Still, a new mother won’t be sat at home, drumming her fingertips, wondering where that blanket is. I suspect she’ll have other things occupying her. So, you know…
Readers made some fantastic suggestions for quick and easy baby blanket knits! Go check them out here if you’re looking for pattern recommendations. Sadly for me, I’d already cast on the above and am now determined to see it through to the end. I’m knitting the Feathered Baby Blanket, a free pattern download available to all. I chose this because I know this pattern is easy-peasy lemon-squeezy, whilst looking as though you’ve done something intricate. Which isn’t the case at all. If you can knit and purl, you can make this blanket and impress your friends. That’s my hope, anyway!
In other news, a reader got in touch this week with details of a fabulous vintage pattern haul soon to happen. Check out the corker above! Tracy of The Material Girl is going to have a stall at the Vintage Fashion Fair on 14 April. She’ll be selling from 200+ vintage patterns, all proceeds going towards a good cause. You can see some details of the patterns and the story behind them here.
Tracy and I met when we both attended the Couture Inside Out event at The Design Museum, blogged about here. We had the privilege of getting up close and personal with the interiors of some fantastic couture outfits, spanning the decades. Below is a detail from a 1960s sarong dress:
Well, I think that’s everything for today. Oh no – hold on. There’s one last thing I meant to do…
Who shall it be, who shall it be…?
I wonder how Another Sewing Scientist is getting on with her Sewlution to make something from four metres of shot silk dupioni. I’m sure she’ll let us know, readers!