At the beginning of 2011 I set myself a New Year's resolution...one I most definitely intended to stick to. I challenged myself to make one new piece of clothing each month. And so far i've done pretty well:
Challenge #1 - a 1950s dress...
Challenge #2 - American Apparel style elasticated waist skirt
But this month I decided to do things a bit different. In most part because I've joined a knitting group, Stitch Balham! Every Wednesday I meet up with a fab group of gals who live in and around Balham and we stitch the night away! Oh yes, we are tres chic before you ask. And you can check us out on Facebook or Twitter, if you're interested.
So i've taken up knitting again (I say again, I dabbled a bit last year but only produced one fingerless mitten) but this time i'm on a roll.
Enter my two new cushion covers...
Ok, so they're not technically clothing, but they are handmade and therefore they count! (this challenge is more of an evolving challenge)
|The wool is so warm and fuzzy they are perfect for lounging on when watching tv (and falling asleep!)|
...and lest we forget my snood (which essentially was a scarf but I was too lazy to keep knitting so I turned it into a tube, and hey presto, a snood!)
So month three of the year and i've got three challenges under my belt (and three projects finished in the third month) - anyone else saying tirty-tree and a turd in their head? Ah, just me then. Wowsers, actually sticking to a New Year's resolution is kinda exhilarating.
Watch this space for challenge #4. I just purchased some pretty Liberty print fabric...now what to do with it...