So I mentioned that I wanted to knit a real life garment, well I have taken the first step and bought the wool (there is more than I have shown here).
It's Rowan Alpaca Cotton and its all fluffy and soft, however...
something is stopping me taking that first step and casting it on. I have the pattern and the needles and all the trankelybobs I need just not the confidence I guess.
I had a word with myself and thought, RIGHT! I must make a start and so I made myself a new 'knitting project bag' to put my as yet non existent knitting in!
I used some pretty Cath Kidston Cotton Duck (I bought ages ago) and used some thick grosgrain ribbon that I had kept from some packaging.
I didn't use interfacing I only lined it as I wanted it to be soft and floppy, I intend to have it sat by my side as I knit this elusive garment.
I also made a long pouch for my knitting bits, needles and stitch markers and such, lined in a pretty tilda fabric.
So it's all ready for me take the plunge and KNIT SOMETHING ALREADY!
The thing is, I spotted a pretty pink Ray of Light Shawl and I have ordered the wool and the pattern to make it from The Wool Sanctuary designed by the clever Suzie, so I might start that first.
Well it is a garment too, strictly speaking...
I told you, I'm hopeless!