Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Channelling my inner granny!

Despite eldest son using MY sewing room as HIS bedroom during the long summer break from uni, I have managed to churn out a few makes over the last few weeks. My aim is to develop a mostly homemade wardrobe and I'm pleased to have found a couple of dress patterns that I love and plan to make multiple times - more of those in another post (the trouble with having a long break from blogging is there's too much to catch up on when you return!). However, one project that languished in my crochet basket throughout the summer was a crochet top from a rather beautiful Japanese pattern book.

I'd had a John Arbon 3ply yarn in my stash for a while, waiting for a suitable project and decided to match it to this pattern. As the instructions are in Japanese I had no idea what weight of yarn was used originally but a sample motif looked about the right size so I ploughed on. I prefer to work from charts so deciphering the pattern wasn't hard but I had reservations throughout that this wasn't going to work - the Japanese model is very petite and I am most definitely not! Also, it's styled so beautifully in the book which makes it look fresh and modern whereas mine was simply looking like something my Granny might have worn - not the look I was aiming for! However, having it lying there, half done, was annoying me so I bit the bullet this week and just forced myself to finish it. The jury is still out on whether it looks stylish and original or hideous and dated! I also haven't decided whether to put a cord around the neck as per the pattern (too bed jackety?), put a single button on the top, or wear it open like a shawl with sleeves. Option 4, of course, is never to let it see the light of day!

Not learning from this episode I have now started a crocheted poncho - it seems I really am a girl of the 70's after all!


  1. I cannot literally take my eyes off your products! I liked it tremendously in a way that I also now fervently wish to begin knitting!!!))


  2. فني كهربائي
    كهربائي منازل وفني كهربائي بالكويت دوره ومدى اهميته في المجتمع ؟ حين ينقطع الكهرباء عن مكان يصاب المكان بالشلل التام، ولا تعود الحياة إلا بعودة التيار الكهربائي للمكان، حينها قد تكون الكهرباء في تلك اللحظة هي الحياة لذا لا غنى عن كهربائي منازل، خاصة إن كان المكان المنقطع عنه التيار الكهربائي غرفة عمليات في مستشفى، أو حضانة أطفال بمركز رعاية رضع، حينها لا يقتصر الأمر على مجرد انقطاع تيار كهربائي، ولكن بالفعل تصبح علامة وصول التيار الكهربائي للمكان، هي الحياة، حياة إنسان تتوقف على وجود تيار كهربائي.
    ويحتاج مجال الكهرباء واصلاحها إلى فني كهربائي منازل لديه مهارة وتركيز وخبرة كبيرة، ودراية كبيرة بهذا المجال الحساس وهو الأمر الذي لا توفره الكثير من الشركات آلأخرى، فالكهرباء مهمة جدا في حياتنا اليومية ولا نستطيع العيش بدونها وأي عطل يحدث يسبب أزمات كبيرة وخسائر، وتحتاج المنازل والمنشآت إلى صيانة وتصليح للأعطال بشكل دوري ومستمر حتى نحمى أنفسنا من المخاطر.
    نحن افضل خيار فى حالة احتياجك الى كهربائي منازل الكويت