A weekend well spent

We had a long weekend over here in India, owing to October 2nd being a national holiday. I had planned to get a lot of things done over these holidays (one of them being taking long naps, which I did to the fullest) and I am happy I could finish many of those things.

My Bernina had been giving me angry looks every time I caught a glimpse of her and rightfully so. I have hardly put her to use ever since I got her home. I decided to set things right and planned to make a fitted bedcover for a foldable bed we have. I used this tutorial which is very clear and helpful for sewing noobs like me. Even though I followed the rule of ‘measure twice, cut once’, I still ended up with a cover which was too loose. I am guessing my elastic turned out too short for the length/breadth of the cover. I had to add some strings for a good fit. I will not show you the ugly side, but leave you with the beautiful one. It does look good, eh?

I wanted a cable for a new design I am working on. I swatched some 3-4 cable stitch patterns before finding something I liked. Found the cable, got the gauge, crunched some numbers, cast on and the garment is half done. Good progress!

I finally, finally, finally finished the body and started working on the collar on my Big Hira, which is the adult version of Hira.

Yarn is the yummy Madelinetosh Pashmina in Winter Wheat colorway. I got these pearls from Itsy Bitsy and I think they go really well with the yarn.

I have been wanting to make some stitch markers of my own since ages. I got all the material long back, but never had the time to sit down and make some markers. Hubby taught me everything from holding the pliers to twisting the wire. I am very happy with how these turned out. This deserves a separate post, so leaving you with a sneak peek.

After the well spent weekend, I am back to work with a lot of energy. I wish we had more such weekends in the future. How was your weekend?

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