The whole evening, my derriere is going to be stuck to our sofa, and my needles are going to be clicking away.
The reason I feel I deserve to be ensconced on the sofa, is that I feel like doing something I don't have to do, something that doesn't have a deadline, and something that doesn't involve measuring, working out, changing a bit here, a bit there, and so on.
I last spoke to you on Wednesday, and I'd been working on the mystery project for Coats Crafts.
I then worked on it over Thursday and today too, and at precisely 5:45 p.m I finished sending off everything I've written and photographed for the project.
It feels really good to have got that finished. It's now out of my hands. Nessy at Coats Crafts is converting it all into pdf files, and getting it ready to go live on the site. I don't know when it will actually go live on the site, I have a feeling it might not be until April 1st, I'll let you know.
I really put my 'all' into these patterns I've done. There is a knitted version, and a crocheted version, so that everyone who knits or crochets can have a go at the pattern.
You might wonder why it all took so long, when you see the patterns.
I'm wondering myself! Everything has to be right, and I hope I got all my instructions right. It was trying to get it all right that took the time. Sizes, number of stitches, everything had to be spot on for the finished product to be convincing.
I would SO love to be able to reveal what it is I'm talking about, right here, right now! But I've agreed to let the Coats Crafts site have it for a month, before I can put up the patterns on my blog.
Still, they are bright and cheery.
Hugo isn't home from work yet, and I'm waiting for him with guilt in my thoughts.
You see I managed to eat the entire large bar of chocolate he left on the kitchen counter today.
Well, I'm itching to retire to that sofa. I'll be back on Monday with photos galore. Have a lovely weekend. Toodle-pip. Love Vanessa xxx
P.s. There's a free pattern for a waistcoat on the Coats Crafts site, in the knitting section, that I thought looked quite interesting. You can see it here. Don't you think it looks a bit different?