Made up these three pairs of funky elasticated waist cotton trousers yesterday. Now I just need to decide if three new pairs of trousers for La is too much (esp as I just opened two boxes of hand-me-downs for her!) Maybe I should sell a couple?
Just finished these two pairs of longies, both destined for the store (stocking Monday 24th is the plan).
S/M Girly "Midnight Sunset" longies in hand dyed BFL with black contrast trim and flower embellishments.
M Handspun longies in blues. The super super softness and interest of texture of hand spun yarn in a lovely colourway of blues with a little purple. These are I think quite unisex depending on what they are teemed with.
With the weather getting colder I needed a new hat (I can't find my favourite from last year!). Beanie hats just don't suit me so I wanted something that whilst could cover my ears and keep me warm had a bit more movement to it and flattered my head shape better, lol. So hence the slouch beret.
This hat is knit using gorgeous DK bamboo - so soft and comfy whilst still providing warmth.
The yarn is hand dyed bamboo from Zanz - stocked at ArtEZan.
I will be writing up the pattern this weekend and publishing it on ArtEZan.
How do you know how much yarn to allow when doing a long tail cast on.
A simple yet effective method to ensure you don't have too long or worse too short a tail (so you have to redo the cast on when you run out of tail part way through casting on) is to wind the yarn around the needle a number of times corresponding to the number of stitches you need to cast on.
Note if you wind on top of previous loops you will end up with extra tail.