Would like to try something new so I've decided to join Daisy's sew-along, although I think I've arrived a bit late to the party. I've cut out and marked the pieces and now I have to re-acquaint myself with my sewing machine, which hasn't been used for a while, and I haven't made an item of clothing since I was about 15 so feeling a bit nervous. I bought a plain fabric as I wasn't sure whether there would be any problems with patterns (it looks dark grey in the photo but it is, in fact, a dark denim).
My first ever post was about a patchwork blanket of knitted and crocheted squares that I'd made for my eldest daughter.
When it was finished I promised to make one for my younger daughter and started knitting blue squares in earnest, but was then distracted by various other things.
Feeling a bit mean now as I should have finished it a while ago so the squares are back out. To make it different from the other one (apart from the colour that is) I'm going to use more crocheted squares than knitted ones - my cunning plan to speed up the process (I seem to be able to crochet squares far quicker than I can knit them). For the little flower motif in the middle I followed Just Pootling Kate's daisy blanket tutorial here.
My daughter is back from uni in about 4 weeks so the race is on.
Not that much to do then :o)
Hope all is well out there ...