I’ve been so overwhelmed with work lately, that I’ve barely even had time to crochet. When I have, it feels like I’ve been on some kind of crazy mopping up project. There are half-finished bags, shawls and blankets all over our flat right now, and I really must plough through them as soon as I can.
Part of the problem has been that my sewing machine is broken, so I haven’t been able to make linings for the three bags I’ve finished lately. I’ve also only really been home to eat and sleep, so time to crochet has been minimal. Then when I did remember to bring a project to work with me, I brought the wrong sized hook. In case you were wondering, yes, I do feel a bit like a walking disaster area right now!
The one thing that has gone right over the last few days is shopping. Taking advantage of the Bank Holiday discount, I placed an order with Lizzet at The Fabric Loft. Just a small one, as I always do when trying out a new shop. The results of my experiment?
Aren’t they gorgeous? Here, have a better look:
Not only that, Lizzet dropped them round to me at my work, and let me know over Twitter that they’d arrived. What service! I’m delighted with them, and with the Amy Butler pattern I ordered at the same time. My sewing class is going well – I inserted an invisible zip last night, and am chuffed to pieces with how it looks – so hopefully I’ll be making myself “The ‘Liverpool'” pretty soon.
Or as soon as I borrow a sewing machine from someone…