Sunday, May 03, 2009


I made the mistake of accompanying my younger daughter on a trip to Abakhan yesterday. I have been so good lately , not buying much fabric to add to my enormous stash. And then I go to help Rosemary get some fabric for her dress....................... I must remember not to take my purse next time.

Well, I suppose I have not been as naughty as all that, since much of the fabric will go towards making quilts for Italy. I intend to make more than one, but am not too sure whether I shall be able to achieve this. I shall do my best. There are very few pieces of bright child-like prints amidst my stash.

I couldn't resist the sock yarn. Its really soft.

My knitting has been coming along quite well. It feels slow, but then I've been busy with other projects too.

All the pieces of my summer top have been completed, now all that remains is to sew it all together and get the neckband done. I shall search amidst my collection of buttons for the placket fastening for the back. (Colours are more accurate in the photo on the right.)

I have now completed the left front for the cardigan.

The right front has been started. Hopefully I shall get the ribbing finished soon - not my favourite part. Which sounds almost silly since a lot of the rest of the cardigan will be ribbing. It will look good when it is finished.


Toni said...

Oooh, what great stuff!!!!!! I love the new fabrics!!!

roberta said...

dear mandy, this is roberta from italy, yes, you'll be able to make quilts for the kids, if you have to go beyond the 15 of july it is ok, just let me know.
love and stitches, roberta

roberta said...

mandy, you do not have to necessarily use brights to make the quilts for italy, they need to cheerful and happy, i'm sure you have some in your stash!!
love Roberta

Mandy said...

Thanks Roberta.
I am so glad you like the new fabrics Toni. I just could not resist.