I started the week with an ill husband and finished it with an ill daughter, a completely unexpected handmade dress and about 4 inches of snow. Tummy upsets, colds, snow days and a bit of respite from it all via knitting, sewing and playing in the garden.
Knitting wise, I reached the end of the main body of a medium-sized Arcadian and the end of the first ball at the same time. I’ve decided to continue to a large as I have two balls each remaining of the main colour and the (as yet untouched) contrast colour. It’s all going very well and I hope I won’t regret saying that.
Not so much has been done on the Vorticity sock, largely due to an absence of quiet concentrating time and the massive distraction (see below). I did however finish the leg and the heel flap, but had to rip back my heel turn which had gone wrong. Typically, I’d made it through all the pattern repeats and new start of rows ok, then faffed up on something really simple. I’m going to join the Crafts from the Cwtch The Next Step sock-along, either with a completely plain vanilla sock or by renewing my focus on Vorticity and just getting on with it (which would probably be the greater challenge). I managed to slightly felt my Honey Badger socks by putting them in too hot a wash so they need replacing.
Distraction of the week was sewing a Clothkits Funky Chicken Shift dress, on turquoise baby cord with a Liberty lining. Making it wasn’t without its moments, and I’ll do a separate blog post about the process. The finished dress is cute as a (hand-picked by Small Girl) button however, and I’ll definitely be doing more of their kits in the future. My mum used to make Clothkits clothes for me and my sisters back in the 70s, so being able to do the same for Small Girl has a special resonance.