What a lovely lovely lovely @jarbontextiles Mill Open Weekend!
Yarn, friends, dogs, hats, more yarn, more dogs, incredible knotwork walking sticks, cake and more dogs. Thanks to everyone who stopped by my table, @knitithookit my super table neighbour and @tinyfibrestudio my yarn and tea enabler. Pictured among the many dogs are lovely friends @thismustbesonja and her cheeky Jacob brooch, and @hatalinesknits with her puppy pal Mia. Oh and I didn't buy the deerstalker because yarn.
Four new friends will be joining my brooch lineup for the @jarbontextiles Mill Open Weekend this Saturday and Sunday, and will be in my shop next week!
Clockwise from top left: Zwartbles, Greyface Dartmoor, Exmoor Horn and Welsh Mule (or, as @knitithookit's autocorrect has forever dubbed him, Welsh Mike!)
Yes, I made a new dress but who cares, my dog is cuter.
No, this is not the green dress I was planning. I didn't buy enough lining fabric so I made this one while waiting for the post. It's the same dress though. I'm not bored of this pattern yet and not sure I ever will be.
The pattern is a modification of View P from Formal & Little Black Dress by Yoshiko Tsukiori. It's in Japanese but if, like me, you don't read that language but you have some dressmaking knowledge the instructions are clear enough. I lengthened the bodice, skirt and added pockets, plus a touch of lace on the sleeves. There are no darts and no pleats and (best of all) no zip!