Thursday, 23 April 2015

Lovely dress for a Bride or Bridesmaids

Hi all
On my Pinterest Board (thelimegate - Wedding & Evening Dress Ideas) there are lots and lots of lovely dresses for all members of a wedding party but here is one example.  I think it would work well for a Bride or her Bridesmaids or both!!!

You can also check out another Pinterest Board for Brides, there are loads of ideas for weddings here too!

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Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Knitting again!

Well, here is the promised blog about the the other cardigan I have knitting in the last month!

This is the first time in ages where I have actually used the wool the pattern was designed for!  
It came together really quickly so the pattern may well be used again.  I bought the wool last year and when I got it out I started to have second thoughts, thinking that the design at the top was a bit too pretty pretty but it turned out NOT to be a lace pattern, which is what I was worried about!

It's a Drops Pattern and Drops yarn, the pattern is from Ravelry again.

If anyone wants the link, let me know!

Friday, 17 April 2015

Isn't this a beautiful dress!!
It a Georges Chakra dress from the Spring-Summer 2015 Haute Couture Show.

There are more beautiful dresses like this on my Pinterest Wedding Dress Board - Pinterest - thelimegate - Wedding & Evening Dress Ideas.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015


I started this jacket/cardigan back in January and it has taken ages because it's double knit yarn on fine-ish needles.  But it is finished and I'm delighted!!!
I love the back dart design, I wasn't so sure during the knitting but I'm happy with it now.

The pattern is from Artesano called Jocelyn and I got it from  I didn't use an Artesano yarn, and it's always a risk, I either have too much yarn or not enough!  This time I didn't have enough and had to order more, fortunately the different dye lots look similar enough that you can't tell!  The yarn I used was SMC Miracle in the colour Jeans.

Most importantly it is machine washable!!!  I've had a few disasters over the last 2 years with yarn that is meant to be machine washable, I'm really careful about what I buy now, life is too short to be hand-washing too many knits!

I had also just finished another cardigan, but I'll save that for another post!

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Sewing Weights - who would have thought.............

Back at the beginning of March on my Facebook page I gaily announced that I had cut out 35-40 of  Tea Rose's pyramid sewing weights and they were waiting to be filled.


Who would have thought it would take so long to finish!  Initially I started to fill them with rice as suggested, but I don't know what other people feel but they were far too light.  
Easy I thought, I'll get some fishing weights........ well that is an expensive option, at least here in the UK and also size wise they aren't the best solution.  

I shelved the sewing weights!!   

Then at the beginning of April whilst browsing the internet, as you do, I found diver's lead shot weight bags!!!   Ebay have sellers who are selling velcro sealed net bags of 'new' lead shot.  Perfect!

Not only is the shot small and round, so that it sits nicely in the pyramid, it is also cheaper than fishing weights!!!

So now I have finally finished my sewing weights.

Here is a photo of the lead shot (on the left) and the rice I used (on the right).

Filling up the pyramid with rice, after I had put in about 60-70g of lead shot.

Sewing up, adding grains of rice as I went to pack the weight as much as possible.

And the pile of weights, there are actually 42, I think that should be enough!!!!

Monday, 13 April 2015

A new blog for thelimegate!

Hi everyone
As I've just started using blogger again, I'm setting up links to other social media and this is my testing blog.
You may find there is more than one!!!!

Back to blogging!!!

Well, I've been using Facebook as my main blog, but decided it would really be better to back on a proper blog site!!!!  And link my blog to Facebook and Pinterest rather than the other way around.
More to come folks!