Thanks , but it definitely doesn’t look like a cat ! I used wool that I already had so it had to be pink .
joanne56379 I think you've made a really cute pig-cat 😉 🙂
joanne56379 I’ve decided it looks more like a pig
It looks like a CAT to me … BUT THEN I AM FUSSY BECAUSE I COLLECT PIGS
jesi23 Snap, I have pigs all over my flat 🙂 I've even got a new one to go home with me called "Kevin" 🙂
White marks on nails are normal, and not the same thing so don't worry. The ones I'm referring to is a straight line across the whole of the nail. And those possibly have alternative causes too!
not seen line across nail though it would make sense a blip in keratin production at some point, like rings in a tree trunk lol!
do remember reading years ago vertical ridges on nails were associated with depression, not sure why.. that was back in the days before computers so never got round to seeing if any truth in it!
I always keep that pyjama ribbon too. I usually find somewhere to use it as well. Very handy, that stuff.
And all those little thin ribbons that they put in the shoulders of clothes to keep them on the hanger in the shop ... they are great for crying gift bags 😉
_kara_ I've got a couple of curtains cinched in the middle with the ties from one of Mrs D's old dresses still, she did it years ago, cut the ties that brought the waist in on an old summer dress and used them as a temporary tie and it's stayed like that ever since 🙂
Sorry to disagree, but that looks like a cat to me, and also looks like a pretty good toy. You should be proud!
I'd be proud if I made that. I once tried to knit a scarf and made a wonky triangle with holes, so if I made a toy it'd be the stuff of nightmares 🤣
I have made advances with my skirt. I finally bit the bullett and learned pleating.
The amount of material the pattern told me to cut was too short so I had to add another 15" to each side, but it's hidden and invisible so really not the end of the world (notes made on pattern). Not the best pic. They actually look pretty straight in person and I'm very pleased!
Pleats and pattern matching both very difficult! I think you’ve done a brilliant job , it looks better than ok 👍 I’ve decided to send the toy to my great niece as I know my Niece will appreciate the time and love that was put into it but I think the dog is going to come out a lot better . I’m so grateful of your tip for stuffing as I’ve always used kapok for stuffing toys and it never occurred to me to use hollow fibre . In these times of things being difficult to source I used the filling from a cushion on the sofa lol .
_kara_ Nice job, that's looking really good.
I also started to join the pannels together. The onces where the pattern formed a V shape were really easy as the material simply needed to be patched up at the edges and would then be fine wherever the seam was sewed.
The ones where the lines needed to stay straight were not as easy. They had to be planned for cutting very carefully and the seam had to be in EXACTLY the right position or it all went very squiffy. I did my best and am happy enough with it. I think it looks OK.
^ See, I was close... 😉
I have vertical nail ridges. I associate them with annoying things I inherited from my mother 😆
I mentioned victorian pockets earlier. These are super simple and will work on any skirt with decent fullness.
I have included pictures for you, in case anyone wants to add pockets to clothes, so have hidden this to save scrolling and data for everyone else.
First of all cut the pocket shape. You'll need 2 for each pocket. you will also need two long rectangles to make your suspending straps (or a couple of offcuts of ribbon, or cord or anything like that really. Nobody will see. Just make sure it's not stretchy).
You will then need to cut a pocket hole on one of the pannels. This will be the final hole size. The inside of the pocket is the 'right' (front) side of the material. Fold the edges of the pocket holes out and iron them ready to seam.
Sew the seam in place. This will not be visible so a strong and secure seam is all you need worry about.
Sew the pocket side to the seam allowance so the stitches do not show on the outside. Make sure the opening is where you will want it. You'll need to sew the ends by hand to keep it all invisible. Pick open the seam a small amout at either end to make this easier, ensure you do not unpick this bit when opening your pocket, and to make it easier to find the right polace to open the sems when you're done.
Sew the back onto the pocket (with both 'right' sides facing inward, as this is what you'll see if you open the pocket when wearing your item)
Use a little cabbage (off cut material) to make 2 supporting straps. Sew it in half and then turn inside out to hide the seam. These will run between the pocket and waistband so that you can put heavy things in the pocket without distorting the shape of the skirt.
And then sew this to the top of the pocket and bottom of the waistband and trim the ends.
All you need to do now is open the side seam to access your pocket.
_kara_ I had no clue pockets were made like this?! That was the coolest thing ever to scroll through!
part of the definition of mother, daughter, sister... they know which strings to pull?
joanne56379 Looks like a pink kitty to me! She's wonderful, well done! Love the little cardigan too that's my favourite!
Thank you , it was my first go at knitting for many years and I really enjoyed doing it . Plus it kept the boredom at bay .
Nah, my Mom just has the same ridges so I reckon she passed them to me. I'm very lucky to have an awesome mom.
joanne56379 In these times of things being difficult to source I used the filling from a cushion on the sofa lol .
That's genius but I now have a mental image of a deflated sofa cushion sat there all forlorn 😉 🙂
As pillow and cushion stuffing tends to be the same, next time you're in the supermarket and pick up a pillow you will be able to replace all missing cushion stuffing too. 😆
Glad the tip helped!
Fantastic idea. Waist (I did that on purpose, sorry not sorry 😅 ) not, want not!