There's something I have wanted for simply ages.
Thanks to some cash from Father Christmas and a rather fortuitous bit of back pay this month I have indulged.
I spent hours and hours researching this baby over the holiday. I set myself a budget.....and only exceeded it slightly...ahem.
Last Friday afternoon I spoke to a very lovely and helpful young man in Welsh Wales who listened to my questions and gave me some very useful answers. He also told me that as I'd just missed that day's dispatch I could expect my machine to arrive today....and it did :-)
Thanks to a bit of obsessive sewing before Christmas I had concluded that 2009 would be a very good year for making my Minx a whole load of groovy clothes.
The only thing that put me off was making them on my normal sewing machine. Not only is it a pain to have to neaten all the seams but there's no hiding it's homemadeyness from some people!
Now I can churn out neatly finished can't tell it from Designer at Debenhams funky girl clothes at a rate of knots - this is how smiley I feel (the one of the left will no doubt be a good example of Moogsdad's patient face when he gets home ;-) ) :
Image borrowed from here.
Now all I have to do is read the 100 solid pages of instructions, watch the 'here's how you do it' DVD and then I can start to make inroads into the 50,000 metres of thread that came with it!!!
Certain other obsessions may take a back seat for a day or two.
Good job I got these finished in time then - socks#5!!!
Warm and cosy 100% merino wool for wearing inside my slippers socks. I did these in double knitting wool so they're extra cuddly.
Did I mention I can't knit socks?