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Relaxing weekend


I thought it was going to feel hotter this weekend. My weather app was giving me a heat warning. It didn’t actually feel too bad, even though it went up to around 30.

Even sleeping was OK because it cooled off at night. And my sewing room stays cool because it’s on the north side of the house and half of the wall is below ground level. Seems like a good reason to sew!

I made another mug rug because I liked the first one so much and wanted to make a second one that was better (I got the binding right this time).

And I wanted to make a bag to contribute to the Dodgy Bag MAL that Ali of Little Drops of Wonderful is running this month.

I used a remnant of green vinyl and some quilt cotton with a light interfacing. The print dictated the height but to my eye it’s a little disproportionate. Too tall for its width.

I used the same fabric for the lining. I’m rather pleased with the way the print runs along the side of the zipper.

It’ll hold a larger project and yarn, at least.

And last night I spent two hours making another Frankenhoodie out of fleece pieces. I had put these bits of fleece and the pattern pieces aside a long time ago, and finally got around to cutting and sewing it all.

I’m really getting my money’s worth out of this pattern.

It’ll be a pyjama/lounging at home hoodie. Unlike the one I made out of three different buffalo plaids, which I love and have worn lots, this one isn’t going to be worn out in public!

Next time, I’ll do a crochet sweater update. The yoke is done and I’ve started crocheting on just the body stitches. I think it’s going to end up a bit big but I’ll get a better idea after a few more rows.

FO: a mug hug and a mug rug


The back of the sweater is coming along slowly – I started out with way too many stitches and had to restart a couple of times, and then I decided I didn’t like the plain ol’ dc, so I ended up with a V stitch. The back is now about 8″ long.


I really hope this works out, because if I end up unravelling I’ll have lots of short yarn bits to deal with.

So anyway, I digressed this evening with a little gift for a co-worker. Someone I haven’t given anything to yet. I used the Stylecraft Classique Cotton and a 4mm hook to make this mug hug (cosy) and mug rug (coaster). The coaster is a basic African Flower motif which I have made before. So pretty! And the cosy was just made up as I went along, adding a thinner section through the handle for a button and buttonhole. The crocheted viola is from the book “100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet” by Lesley Stanfield. I’ve had the book for ages (thanks to a friend) and this is the first thing I’ve made out of it, I think.

It was a work day today – I exceeded my 10,000 step goal again – and I ended up staying home this evening even though there was a choice of two events I could have attended. Finishing work at 6 meant dinner around 7, by which time it was too late to think about going out again.

Enjoy the rest of your week!