It's made from this pattern - Butterick 5495, view A.
I can't honestly say I enjoyed making it. The fabric was really flimsy - it's a knitted jersey but has very little body to it. The loopy thing at the centre front, whilst not hard to do, didn't look that great to me. It's made by leaving small gaps in one of the seams - ie holes! - and then you put a loop of fabric through said holes and hand-sew it together. Even though I hand-sewed it really carefully, I have visions of my hand-sewing coming apart and Debbie falling out of this top! Crumbs I hope not! Debbie tells me the top is at least 5" too long. I suspected it would be long but I just made it as it was on the pattern so maybe it's meant to be worn by giants?
I have been making myself a jacket which I hope to wear to our next Singers' concert at the end of April but it hasn't been going well. The pattern is the same as the red jacket I made for the Christmas concert.
The pattern is from the 90s and so has dropped shoulders. It actually needs shoulder pads, they stick out so much! I want the shoulders to be not quite so dropped. You'd think it would be a quick thing to do but no. I'm now on my third attempt. If this one doesn't succeed, I will most definitely *not* be attempting a fourth! I will think of something else - or I'll just wear the blouse I've already got!
I've been pondering what my next crochet project will be. I found this pin at the weekend and liked it a lot.
Source: via Anne on Pinterest
I was adding my most recently completed book to my "read in 2016" page and realised that I have just started my 30th book of the year. According to my dairy, we are on day 82. 29 books read in 82 days? And those are all full length books - no short stories! A-ma-zing!
Before anyone asks when I have time to do all that reading, I'll tell you.
I'm usually awake at least an hour before it's getting up time so I'll read for that hour.
Then I'll read my book at breakfast time. (Douglas is reading the news on his iPad so it's not like I'm ignoring him!!)
And at morning snack time.
And with my cup of tea after lunchtime.
Then in the afternoon, when I've finished my sewing for the day and before it's time to start making the tea, I'll read my book.
Then after tea before any programmes that I want to watch on the telly come on, I'll read my book.
Then, in the evening, if there's nothing on the telly, I'll read my book.
Then at bedtime, I'll read for at least half an hour if not a whole hour.
So a lot of reading gets done by me in the day. Obviously! 29 books read in 82 days! Wow!