Wednesday, 19 December 2012

A finished project you say..?

Here it finally is, the long overdue Beignet dear readers! I know it's taken me stupidly long to finish this and I suspect  I should have, could have, would have finished it ages ago if I'd just set aside some time for it. But life's been crazy busy recently -  work, helping my SO  move and decorating his new place, an open uni course (which I started in September just to keep me busy ... like I wasn't busy enough as it was) and the weekly assignments related to the course which I've been mutttering over and knitting have done a good job keeping me side-tracked.

The finished skirt

I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. The fit is fine, it has pockets and leopard print! It's weird not having any major complaints apart from the bound button holes not being super-neat but I'm willing to let myself off on this one as it was my first go at them, but it makes a lovely change feeling that I've accomplished something. I will definately use the beignet pattern again (and try other Colette patterns too), maybe in some dotty material. 

Some of you may have noticed I've not added the belt loops and belt to the skirt. I'm still umming arring about that one, I originally had visions of making a leopard pring belt and black belt loops, but I'm having second thoughts. I'm not ta huge fan of belts and it doesn't look like it needs more leopard print so I think I'm going to leave it like that and I can always add them later if I think it needs a re-vamp.

And for those interested my sock count currently stands at 7/6 and I've started on a hat and some mittens, exciting stuff. More of the knitting in the next post. Ta-ra for now m'dearies. 


  1. Wow, this turned out great! I LOVE the leopard/black combo. I think you could add the leopard belt, but maybe just leave off the belt loops? That way you could wear it with or without the belt. :)

    1. Thanks for the lovely comment. I'm loving the idea of a removable leopard print belt, I think that should be my next mini project :)