First of all, we made these lovely beads and a particularly lovely button but when we went to assemble all the supplies we'd need for a bracelet, we don't seem to have coral beads in the right shade. Darn! We know excactly what colour we want. We will have to set this project aside until we can find some ... Stall #1.
We are also working on a tutorial for a Tubular Cast-On for the Corduroy Roads Socks Knit-along. (Starts tomorrow, if you'd like to join us.) However, we've had some rather enthusiastic help from our lovely (and curious) assistant and as much as we love to have her on our lap ... Stall #2.
We have a couple of irons in a couple of fires artistically-speaking but we can't really talk about them just now ... Stall #3.
So, instead, we'll get to some of the housekeeping we should have done already. We are very lucky to have had some very good testers for our recent patterns. One of them is Kate who, unfortunately, doesn't have a web presence. She made up Duetta for us and used her very fancy sewing machine and the basic yoke template from the pattern to create her very own crazy quilted yoke. Although Kate doesn't have a baby in her life right now, she doesn't lack for imagination and that is how this photo shoot was born.
Annette also tested Duetta for us. You can find Annette online at her blog In Stitches and Seams. Annette's Duetta used the instructions and template to paper piece the yoke. What a great job she did!
As usual, when people complete one of our designs and send us a photo to show on this blog, we like to send them out a little thank you gift. This time, we're sending out a file that can be printed on a home printer to make a gift tag to give along with the sweater. When we print it, we cut watercolour paper to 8 1/2" x 11" and feed it through our printer just like any other paper. The file will print 2 cards on one sheet. You only have to follow the instructions and cut on the horizontal lines and score/fold on the vertical lines. There's room on the back of the card to put laundering instructions and the whole inside of the card is blank so you can write your good wishes.
|What's with all the blue Duettas?|
~ Busily spinning our wheels,