It’s time for me to admit that not a lot of sewing has been happening around here! Today I present the main reason why…. my new Sundottir jersey.
This jersey is my second completed knitted garment! I am rather pleased with it. The wool (Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in Long Johns) was given to me for my birthday by Ben, who also patiently took these blog photos on a recent visit to Wellington. If you’re a New Zealander then you’ll know that Wellington is wild of weather, so it was the perfect place to debut my new woolly jumper. Thankfully the wind and rain abated for a time and I was able to get some nice photos by the harbour. As they say, you can’t beat Wellington on a good day.
I really enjoyed knitting this jersey! Throughout the whole process I just couldn’t wait to wear it, which is always a great motivator. The wool is very soft, much softer than the Lett Lopi that I used for my Strokkur, however I do think that it will have a tendency to pill a bit. I really love the deep red of this wool and it’s quickly becoming a favourite colour. For my next knitted project I’m thinking about making a dark red cardigan to wear over dresses, however at this rate I’ll never do any sewing again, so I might take a bit of a knitting break over the next few weeks.
I think we can all agree that no trip is complete without a haberdashery purchase of some kind. I got these five vintage Vogue sewing patterns at the Minerva craft bookshop for $20! Woooo! So much great style inspiration! My younger sister is getting married next year and I already have grand plans to make something to wear from one of these beauties.
On the fabric front I picked up this cream and black striped cotton jersey, with which I might make a tshirt, as well as a lovely mottled silk in pink and mauve tones. Any ideas for what I should make with that? I only got 1.5m so it’ll probably have to be a top of some description. Oh and I found two lovely buttons!
I’m sure both will be relegated to my stash for a little while. The cupboard is bursting at the seams with amazing fabric, which is both a beautiful and overwhelming thing! How do you decide what to make next when you have an embarrassment of riches from which to choose??? I feel a bit paralysed. Must…stop….buying…fabric….
Anyway I’ll finish up with a photo I took of Wellington’s Oriental Bay. What a view!