Do you remember the curtains I was about to make after decorating my spare room? No, not the bedroom I’m doing the Denim Blankie for. The room I did before that? Unfortunately, because the dates on my blog posts don’t lie, there is documentary proof that it’s taken me since February to make the curtains I said I talked about in my Window Dressing post. 😳
I have been really “going for it” making the blankie squares and sewing them into strips.
I have today finished the magical 41st square – magical because it is the half way mark 🙂
I’m enjoying the blankie immensely but there is a down side – the Denim yarn is notoriously hard on the hands and joints to work with and my Golfer’s Elbow( first talked about here and here) has started to play up again. But more about the blankie later….
To give my painful hands and elbow a rest I thought I’d finally get on with the curtains. I had already bought all the materials and put up the curtain pole so I just had to get on with them.
Here’s the “stuff”…
As you can see, I’d chosen the “giant eyelet” type header tape. First time I’d used that so rather scary! Fortunately, it turned out to be ridiculously easy, especially with the instructions on this site.
Mewsley, however, did seem to need to inspect my measurements when I was cutting out???
She wasn’t impressed by what she saw….
Then she told me where I was going wrong…
I sometimes get the strangest feeling that Thug and Mewsley think they are in charge???
So here they are! All hemmed, ironed and lovely!
I’m really chuffed with them and I really can’t think why I left it so long to do them. 🙄
To much knitting I guess…
Talking of knitting (this is a knitting blog and not a curtain blog after all) as I was trying to rest my arm, it gave me a push towards sewing the vertical strips of my blankie together.
Wanna see? Ok then….
Looking good huh?
Just in case you’re wondering, the little cat trying to get out of the box is named “Schrodinger”….that’s a quantum physics joke for Ben….