Last week I finally got around to finishing a pair of leg warmers I’d promised to the mother of one of my bestest friends in the world. I was a bit worried that summer would have arrived before I was done but as the intended reciprient lives up in the always chilly north I think she’ll be using them for a while yet!
I used this pattern by Dot Matthews (Bythehook) and once I got the hang of the lace pattern it was easy enough to follow. The only problem I had was with the cuffs at the bottom. I just couldn’t get the right number of rows joined onto the bottom edge, so I endeded up doing the ribbing separately and sewing it on afterwards. There were plenty of pictures with the instructions so it was probably just me! The yarn I used was Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice – Dusty Purple (146) and I used 2 x 100g.
I’ve hardly recovered from Easter Monday’s craft fair at the Albany (Lions) Hotel on the seafront in Eastbourne,and I have another one to prepare for this Saturday at the Friends Meeting House in Brighton in the uber-swanky Lanes! The Eastbourne fair had a lot of foot traffic but I didn’t make many sales, and I think part of the reason for that was that I wasn’t very outgoing that day. The cost of having a stall is much higher in Brighton so I need to make sure I’m really on the ball with my sales patter!
As usual I have a few new items for each fair. For the Albany (Lions) one I perfected my fan stitch tea cosy pattern.
I am still in the process of felting some new items for this weekend’s fair (I hope they dry in time!) so no pictures of those just yet. I have also made some more of my birdie brooches, which were one of the first items I designed myself!
I was so thrilled when I sold out of the first batch of these!
I just have time to check into HandmadeMonday and then it’s of to the dentist (again!) for what I hope will be the last visit in a while.
Wish me luck!