Bonus week & a merino infinitely scarf
Last week didn’t go according to plan. My Frocktails dress didn’t get made and I didn’t get to the event. But I did manage to squeeze in some fabric shopping on Saturday with Kat and some of the lovely interstate sewists who were in town for Frocktails. Yes, yes, more fabric was purchased (like I need more fabric!) and it’s all been washed and is ready to be used. I might have to go back for some lovely rayon that I just couldn’t decide on at the time.
And that lovely beach holiday in Queensland… well, we had to cancel as Miss A is recovering from a really bad double ear infection and she is unable to fly (yes, there was lots of tears). We are now having a bonus week. A week when everything thinks were on holidays and we’re hanging out at home and being quiet. Yep, no school, no kinder, no music lesson and no things we ‘have’ to do. Bliss.
So with my bonus week, I’m hoping to get into some mending and my UFO pile. I’m hoping to have no UFOs by the time we move house later in the year. I’ve already finished two pairs of leggings for the girls (like these) and I’ve moved onto a half made Racerback Dress (like this one) which was started in January.
I also had a go at making an infinitely scarf yesterday. My first effort, when I decided I didn’t need instructions and could work it out myself, ended up being a long narrow tube. I mistakenly joined short ends of the pink merino jersey (a remnant purchased during Saturday’s fabric shopping trip) before the long sides… Adelaide has claimed the pink cowl as her own, which is wonderful as I can’t be bothered unpicking it.
With the help of this True Bias tutorial, attempt two, in a mustard merino with a very subtle self stripe, was much more successful.
Pattern: True Bias’ Infinitely Scarf Tutorial
Size: One size
Fabric: 2/3 yard (0.6 metres) x (60 inches) 150cm wide merino jersey (purchased from The Fabric Store ) for each scarf
Alterations: I slip stitched, rather than machine stitched, closed the opening
Oh Anna, I do hope Miss A continues to feel better and you enjoy your bonus week 😉 You were missed at frocktails, I do hope to be able to meet you someday! 😉
Your scarves look lovely and springtime fresh!
Miss A is on definitely on the mend (phew) and I’m already crossing my fingers and goes for Frocktails being an annual event!
Lovely! What a gorgeous shot of you both in those fabulous scarves. Sorry you are missing your beach holiday, though it is rather nice to have home-based vacation from time to time 🙂
Thanks Jillian. We’re settling into our home based holiday. An outing to a local trampolining centre this morning for an hour was a big hit!
Oh no, that is disappointing. Missing Frocktails is one thing, but holidays is another altogether. Glad you’ve at least been able to have a bit of down-time and that Adelaide is on the mend. And those photos of you together are gorgeous! I always thought there was quite a resemblance, but actually seeing you together- it’s kind of uncanny!
Miss A looked so like her father when she was born, but more and more I’m realising she’s a lot like me. Miss A lost her first tooth yesterday and loved the whole tooth fairy bizo!
Oh no! I hope you enjoy your week all the same and the little one gets well soon.
Miss A is definitely on the mend. She’s still temporarily deaf (it will take a while for the fluid in her ears to subside) but she is bouncing around, giving attitude and trying to be top dog in the house. Big sigh…!
What lovely photos. Hope Miss A is all better soon, being ill on holiday is no fun, poor love.
Thanks Vanessa. She’s on the mend and was bouncing around at 6am this morning!
Those photos of you two are lovely!
It’s a shame about Queensland, but sometimes home holidays are easier…less unpacking!
Holidays at home are much easier. Once the decision not to go was made, there was all of a sudden a lot less things to be done!