Friday, April 11, 2014

Slow Burn

This is the last week of term in NSW and I'm tired. I've been spending a lot of time sitting on the lounge at night and not achieving an awful lot. I've also picked up two slow burn projects which will impact my output.

The first is my crochet blanket from many moons ago. When Rachel came over last week and we did the usual sewing room round up and fabric stash inspection, she asked what was happening with my crochet blanket. I was kinda ashamed to admit that I hadn't touched it for well over 12 months. Initially I thought this blanket would take me two years to make this, but looking back at Ravelry, I started in December 2010.
After a push these last two weeks, this blanket is now crocheted together. It is heavy and very warm. It is not queen sized, but rather a very generous couch size. Now I need to crochet the edges and weave in all those bloody ends! Such a crappy way to finish a project - there are thousands!!!

My other slow burn project is another winter jacket, this time using Lekala 4302 and some positively divine peacock blue wool/angora Tory Burch coating from The Fabric Store.
I have muslined this jacket and have shortened it as I don't look good in longer styles. I think it will work, but I anticipate it will be a longer project as I'm planning on hand stitching the feature lines around the jacket edges and I'm not particularly fast with my hand stitching.

It is the end of term today and I will be celebrating!

More sewing should follow shortly. Happy Friday friends!


  1. Enjoy the break. Coats take time but they're such a winning winter piece to wear.

  2. I love those granny squares blankets - I always wanted to make one but instead bought one from an op shop! I can't believe it is the end of term already (although I bet you can!)


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