Unfortunately the title says it all. As I said in the last post I was a bit unwell last week which meant normal activities was enough for me. That, along with a family birthday this weekend has left very little time for sewing or knitting. 😦
The time that I had to sew has been spent trying to get a twin needle to work. I was left with this:
As you can see, I wasn’t successful.
The knitting has not been going well either as I needed to be able to concentrate. The illness has meant no running has taken place either.
With a busy week ahead at work I doubt that I will have much to report on. I fear I may be a bit quiet this week. The only upside is that my breathing is returning to normal so I may just be able to get back running again which is just as well as the marathon is getting closer and closer.
I hope you all have a happy week and that I have something to report soon 🙂
Progress on the leggings has been a bit slow this week. Too many mistakes and a bit more playing about. When it came to adding the pocket the pattern suggested using a twin needle, something I just couldn’t resist. Not that I know what I am doing. I didn’t even know that they existed before I started playing with the new machines.
The big news is that I still don’t really know what I am doing and have yet to complete this part of the pattern. I have lots of bits of sewing on the oddments of material that I have but nothing on the actual leggings. I did try to but it just wouldn’t work right. I shall have to do some more playing and a bit more research :).
I do now have the ‘back’ to the leggings now:
To go with the front from last week:
(Just proving that they are different!)
As my lovely sister-in-law said – a bit blowy to wear yet! Lets hope that this week is slightly less busy and I get more done!
I did learn some lessons however:
1. Don’t rush – I sewed the pieces together the wrong way around (Shhhh I know!)
2. Don’t sew when tired (see above!)
3. Unpick in daylight (SO much easier and you are less likely to put little holes in the material ;))
So there you have it. Do you have any advice when it comes to using twin needles?
PS: It would appear that I didn’t break the other machine – it must have been the dust that went up in smoke! (Phew!)