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a long overdue update…

Hello! I hope I still have a few reader out there.. I feel terrible for neglecting this blog for so long, but rest assured, while I haven’t been blogging as much, I have been as creative as ever! I’m still knitting, although not as much. The weather has been steadily getting warmer, and I don’t feel as much pull to pick up the needles. What I have been doing a lot more of, is sewing!

I’ve loved sewing all my life. With the help of my talent mum, I made each one of my formal gowns for special occasions. These days, I’m more interested in making things that I can wear every day, and I hope to show you a few items in up coming posts.

Today, I wanted to share something a little different. While shopping last week, Reagan and I stumbled on a cute little fabric shop. Inside we found some of the most gorgeous fabric I think I’ve ever seen. After browsing for a while, Reags came up to me with a beautifully patterned Italian silk, and asked me if I could make him a tie out of it. Although I’ve never made a tie before, I was sure I could nut it out. I pulled apart one of his old ties for a pattern, and got to it.

There was enough left over to make a matching pocket square. I love the colourful pattern, and I think it’s a perfect statement piece. Reags is very happy with it, and I’ve been assured he’ll get a lot of wear out of both items.

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misters pocket square…

Our recent trip to Melbourne resulted in lots of beautiful wool being dragged home. Out of all my holiday spoils, this was the first skein I picked up to play with. I knew what I was going to make, so I searched Ravelry for a pattern, and found a great one by¬†Misa Erder called “Jaunty SOB Pocket Square“.

Talk about a quick knit! This only took me a couple of days (inbetween other knits), and I am really happy with it. The seed stitch makes a fabric with a nice texture and weight. It also does a brilliant job of breaking up the pooling effect, while at the same time, showing off this beautifully dyed yarn.

The yarn itself is Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend, 70% merino 30% silk. It is lovely and soft, I could hardly see any twist in the strand, it’s almost like it’s been felted. I did find one knot in the skein while I was winding into a ball, but I didn’t reach it on this project.

All in all, a cute little project that would make an impressive gift to the “jaunty SOB” in your life!