I'm having one of those days when I don't feel all that happy about what I am creating.
I had a plan - one of those "ooooh that would be good" ideas - for making a large basket/container from Lesley's tutorial.
I wanted to combine "pretty-pretty" 30s yo-yo flowers on a cream background with really utilitarian denim with loads of seams and pockets - so that the basket could be reversible.
I've made the basic basket shape - and I am quite happy with the denim side - but I don't know whether to bother with the yo-yos or whether to leave them for a different basket.
It's a good size and will be useful but it doesn't make me feel that buzz of achievement.
Then there's my knitting.
This is meant to be the age 5-6 size but the aran wool has knitted up much larger so it is looking like it might well fit Dorothy (or possibly Mr Locket!)
I picked Patti's brains about it this morning because I definitely can't follow the pattern for the length anymore or it will be a very short and very wide jumper! And when I was talking to the Birthday Girl she very cleverly calculated how many rows I should do based on what the tension should be. Patti had also mentioned trying this but I couldn't get my head around the maths (Mr Locket often comments on my limited mathematical ability)
I'm going to keep knitting and see what happens. Fortunately the pattern is very simple with only a small section of shaping for the neck so it should be do-able - just very, very big!
I have also decided to take Chick-Chick and Barney out of my shop as I am not very confident about them either.
So now I'm going to show you some really amazing sewing. Really incredible in fact
stitched by my Great-Great-Grandmother in 1852 - at only 10 years old!
I can honestly say that I will NEVER be that accurate and patient no matter how long I live. This is truly a work of art - and I just hope she didn't hate every minute of stitching it!