After wandeirng to St Andrews on Saturday, Sunday was to be a quiet day, time for self-reflection, self-indulgence and knitting! It didn't end up quite as quiet as expected - invitations from friends led to quite a lot of activity. Andrea discovered that there was a wool sale in St Andrews (and it had been in Dundee on Saturday and we missed it!) so we headed over. I managed to purchase 19 balls of wool for £9.70 - some for specific purposes - like teddy bears or knitted horses but others for the stash, ready to turn into toys or dolls clothes. My only concern being where is it going to be stored - my ever growing stash is threatening to take over my house - 2 boxes in the bedroom, 2 boxes in the living room and a pile behind the sofa...now bearing in mind I only have a one bedroom flat I may soon have to move out to make room for wool. Anyone any bright ideas?
The Denim Baby Trousers
I finally managed to get the baby trousers to shrink - and shrink they did....see the photo below:
From 18 inches to 8 inches - OK they didn't really shrink that much - these are the trousers for the pirate doll that I am knitting from the new book I bought last week! Once again the desire to start new things has overtaken me and I managed to start not only the unicorn last week but also the clothes for the pirate doll! I think I need help!!
The real baby jeans only shrunk to 15.5 inches just as the pattern said they would. Now all I have to do is insert the elastic and they are finished!! Please excuse the photo - both the legs are actually the same length but in my haste to photograph the trousers I failed to notice that I had laid them out all higgelty-piggelty!