Archive | August 2014

My 1933 Singer sewing machine

I am indebted to the kind and thoughtful family who donated this beautiful antique, in immaculate condition and full working order, to a charity shop, so that I could come along and buy it, realising a long-held ambition to own one of these hand sewing machines, just like my grandmother used to have.  My 1933 Singer will take pride of place in my sewing room and, I hope, help me with countless sewing projects to come.

1933 Singer model

1933 Singer model

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The mystery knitting project is revealed

With thanks and full acknowledgement to Georgina Manvell and Suzannah Holwell from The Old Toy Knitting Shop for their incredible pattern, the mystery knitting project is now revealed in all ‘his’ glory.

‘He’ is, of course, the Lincoln Imp, rascally resident of Lincoln Cathedral, where copies of the pattern can also be purchased.

Imp on wall

Turned to stone by an angel for his cheeky behaviour, the imp has now been turned into wool.

Imp with tulips

Here the Lincoln imp sits on guard in my garden, brandishing knitted tulips, a reminder of my school days in Spalding.

But who knew the imp could knit?!

Knitting imp

His knitting style is very relaxed and he seems to enjoy brights and pastels.

Imp joins FKG

Maybe the imp will join the Fenton Knitting Group?

To see more clever character patterns, please visit http://www.theoldtoyknittingshop.co.uk/

 

Final clues to the mystery knitting project

The project is now complete, so here are just a couple of cheeky glimpses to help you with those final guesses.

Let’s just peer over ‘his’ shoulder. Ears and horns and a lot of very curly hair?

Horns and hair

And here’s the little chap from the back.  Can you guess who it is?

Looking over shoulder

With thanks and full acknowledgement to Georgina Manvell and Suzannah Holwell from The Old Toy Knitting Shop for their incredible pattern.

http://www.theoldtoyknittingshop.co.uk/

 

What has handmadebysoo knitted now?

My mystery knitting project has kept everyone guessing, but now ‘he’ has finally begun to take shape.  But what could ‘he’ be?  Guesses have included a tea cosy, a top hat and the Loch Ness Monster.  Nessie was probably the warmest guess, but I’m afraid still a little off the mark.  It’s definitely some kind of character and he’s very well known around Lincoln.  Here are some glimpses of limbs to help you discover who ‘he’ could be.

A foot Arm

 

With thanks and full acknowledgement to Georgina Manvell and Suzannah Holwell from The Old Toy Knitting Shop for their incredible pattern.

http://www.theoldtoyknittingshop.co.uk/