I don’t have much to show this time, since I’ve been busy making Mother’s day Gifts, but I did manage to make a replacement case for my knitting notions. The one I purchased as a set from Clover when I first started knitting was looking pretty ragged and allowing things to fall out.
I’d been wanting to try sewing with vinyl for a while, and when I saw a remnant at Walmart for 85 cents, I decided to try. Working with vinyl is a little tricky, since you can’t pin it and it tends to stick to your sewing machine. But with one rework to use wider bias tape on the sides of the bag, it worked out pretty well. The zipper is the most expensive part.
In other news, we are headed down to Baltimore to see Scott’s brother and sister-in-law and go the the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. It looks like a big event with 250 vendors and lots of sheep competitions. It should be a lot of fun, even if it rains. They even have a “Sheep to Shawl” contest that starts with shearing and ends up with a complete knit shawl. I don’t know how long that takes, but they start Sunday morning, so it can’t be more than 1 day. I think it would be a rather exhausting day, to say the least.
I’ll do my best to take pictures and post an update when we get back.
One last thing:
I got a comment from Vanessa on my Cotton Crochet Cloche pattern about adjusting the size for her daughter. Since I was editing the pattern anyway, I’ve gone ahead and posted a 14″ head version and an 18″ head version for infant and child. They are tabs on the same spreadsheet. Just look for the links in the upper left hand corner of the page.