Archive | April, 2017

Now look – I don’t do mending!!!!! ……

14 Apr

…. but the zip slider on my favourite gilet has broken aJnd it is impossible to use the zip properly.


Well, whenever there is a problem, there’s always a solution so a quick scour on my favourite auction site have me a thought.

I only needed the slider part and having guessed that it’s a chunky size 5 plastic slider ( fingers and toes crossed for this) I eventually decided that if I bought a continuous zip with two separate sliders, then if it wasn’t right then at least if have something great for bag making. Good sense eh??

So we’re in the Heelands at the moment and after a few days the postie arrived with the parcel. Good start.

With trepidation I put the slider on the jacket and miracle of miracles it was a perfect fit.

Only thing now was that I had to get the broken slider off the jacket so I could then anchor the new one. So yes, there was zipper stop at the end of the zip but with brute strength and an old pair of scissors that was soon removed…

The fabric though was still a bit bulky but with delicate manoeuvring the new slider was finally positioned and the jacket zip is now working brilliantly for the total cost of ยฃ1.99 – although I have a metre of zip and one slider spare! RESULT.

If course, I’m still missing a slider stopper at the top, but I can definitely live with that.

Or should I embroider one ???? …..hmmmm……

Broken zip slider

Continuous zip slider

Fixed gilet!


Now she has a knitted dress!

1 Apr

Must admit I fell in love with this little dress when my close friend’s daughter was expecting a baby girl, so I knitted it for her.

The pattern was actually free from Deramores and I probably liked it because the baby looked cool and the bunny was sweet!

Something to keep her warm…

1 Apr

When I first heard about the arrival of grand daughter, my first thought was to knit something to welcome her to the world and so off went the order for some yarn to knit her a cosy blanket.

Easy eh?

Well no, not really. The yarn is lovely (Sublime 4ply made with silk, cashmere and extra time merino) and the pattern looks really good too (Gracie, downloaded free from t’internet..) – trouble was I just got a bit bored…

I made a mistake after about four inches so had to pull that out and I see that there is about 6″ in one row which ย er is not quite right as well. …. Hopefully baby won’t notice.

We’re at our Scottish hideaway for the next few weeks so the target was to finish it, and yes, finally it is done! Hurray!!

So it’s not the best knitting I’ve ever done but at least it feels soft and squishy which is good ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘.

Thank you t’internet