I’ve just finished a knitting needle wrap for a lovely friend of mine. I’ve used some gorgeous fabrics from M is for Make – Vintage Dishes in grey from Melody Miller’s Ruby Star Rising collection for Kokka, Kei Honeycomb in grey and Pebble linen in Merlot from the Jenaveve collection by Valori Wells – I’m delighted that they work together so well…
It’s a long while since I made one of these needle wraps (6 months or so), and I have really strong memories of it being quite stressful getting them to come together neatly.. this time it was an absolute breeze, and it makes me realise how practice (and more knowledge – using the right machine needle for instance!) has really improved my sewing skills.
One of our boys, Danny, has also been developing his pattern cutting and sewing skills this week. He really wanted an orange penguin and we decided to make one.. Here’s the proud designer-maker and our creation:
Horrie the penguin is yet to get his feet, but we’re rather proud of him all the same. It’s been really interesting teaching my little lefty how to sew!
Thanks to everyone who has entered the Backstitch giveaway so far – you have until Sunday to leave a comment to win a bundle of lovely Klona cottons, so don’t forget!