Wednesday, 16 November 2011

What to do when long hair misbehaves?

Hide it!!

At the moment my hair is a ridiculous length. I can sit on it for the first time in my life, and it's getting to be beyond amusing, though I'm sure the boyfriend would disagree on any of the many occasions I've inadvertently pinned myself to the sofa by the hair when pushing myself up. I'm sure the ensuing arm/leg flailing while i try and regain my balance before collapsing in a defeated heap is quite comical to the casual observer. This 1940s snood is the perfect cure.

The length of my hair makes it almost impossible to do any vintage styles without going so far back it's Victorian, but this simple little accessory is the perfect touch. Hell, I even got a section to roll (fairly) nicely for once. Guarantees I won't be able to do it again for my event on Sunday...

Ah well. It's a simple crochet mesh done in long treble crochet, made from some stash machine-knitting yarn pilfered from my mum a while back. It is gathered onto elastic and topped with a burgundy velvet bow (not that you can see it). A few hair pins to secure it, et voila!

Thursday, 10 November 2011

A sewing hiatus

It seems like recently I haven't had much inclination to sew. Sitting in the freezing cold dining room at the machine is not a very inviting prospect, so yes, my List has suffered (though I do have a few more things waiting to be posted). To make up for my lack of interesting readables, have a peek at what I've been doing instead:

The colour is much richer in person; a beautiful deep teal. Now that I'm almost finished with it though, I need a break from the damn thing. Six weeks of knitting the same damn stitch thousands of times can get unbelievably dull. Time for something small, interesting and new.

Cue the tiny boot socks! (on equally tiny needles)

Little one got her first wellies last week, and I felt the need to make fuzzy socks for her to wear with them. Puddle splashing = cold toes. I'm using a combination of a basic free vintage pattern and a colourwork chart from a pattern found on Ravelry. For my first attempt at colourwork, I don't think it's going too badly at all. Cutesy kitties :)

Let's hope I avoid the dreaded Second Sock Syndrome...