I actually finished both of these before we went to Boston in April, but have only just got around to taking photos and posting them.
6/26: Knitted Slippers
Made from the popular Aunt Maggies Slipper's pattern. Ravelry details here. I knitted these to take away with us on holiday and they were fantastic - I wore them on the plane and around our hotel rooms. Very warm, squishy and comfortable. Perfect to squash into your suitcase. And also great to wear around the house. I have always worn shoe-type slippers that you can walk in outside to the washing line or to the letterbox, but I think these slippers may convert me to being a slipper-sock wearer. Alex has asked me to knit him a pair and I think I may need to knit a second pair for me for days when these ones are in the wash, so expect to see more of these on the blog soon!
7/26: Pleated skirt
A less successful project. I fell in love with this amazing Japanese Chrysanthemum print fabric found here and decided to recreate a favourite pleated skirt from Max that I wore lots last summer. I used my standard a-line skirt pattern and added in some pleats to the front before I cut it out. Somehow the pleating has affected the overall shape of the skirt and it doesn't sit quite right. I have worn it a couple of times, but I think it needs some altering so it sits more on my waist. Future restyle post to come I think! But the fabric itself is lovely and I have quite a bit leftover for pockets or binding on other projects.