17 May 2016

With the  return of the 
Great British Sewing Bee. I am attempting
to sew more clothes just for me.
The Great British Sewing Bee  

I really enjoyed last nights show and it
seems already quite obvious who the
adventurous dressmakers are.

Someone always has to go on the first
show and I'm always gutted for them.
I always think that nerves may have got
the better of them and therefore they
don't make the best garment they could
have done.

With Esme Young joining  the GBSB , a
 fresh set of eyes and a different view 
will hopefully add more fun.  I thought she
was so kind and helpful towards the contestants.

So back to me.

Knitting has been on my mind and in
my hands.  It's been literally decades since
I knitted a garment.

So tah dah.

Here are the two jumpers I've made.

Both really simple.  My bad tension shows up quite well on the lilac jumper ( I am not complementing myself). I'm going to make another in better yarn.  Hopefully my bad stitches will not show up as easily.

The pattern is called Rectangela,
and is courtesy of Berroco.
You can find the pattern on their

I really like the design of this
sweater, although 
some days I'm not too sure about   
 the yarn I picked.  It reminds

me of a cardigan I had as a child.
Saying that I wore it a lot over

The pattern is from Prima 
magazine May 2015.  I will make it again
but in a plain yarn as
the pattern design is hidden 
in the variegated yarn.

Thanks for buzzing by.  I was thrilled to see
some friendly bloggers leaving comments
on my last post.  You are so kind.

Bye for now.


  1. Wow Ali even though you said that you haven't knitted anything in a long time, both of your sweaters are gorgeous that you made. Happy knitting and I do hope you slowly make your way back into blogging. Take care.
    Julie xo

  2. I haven't started watching the sewing bee yet but it sounds like you were inspired. I need to make more me stuff too. Your knitting looks great to me x

  3. Yes Sewing Bee got off to a good start and I'm feeling inspired too - time to get out all of those unfinished projects and get on with it, I think!!

  4. Goodness two jumpers! They both look gorgeous. I'm still on a pair of fingerless mitts I started to wear for the winter to keep my hands warm whilst crafting . I started them in tandem on the same needles the idea being they would both be the same size and get done quicker . Fat chance. Might be finished in time for this winter. Hugs Mrs A.


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