We're deep in the school Easter break here, and it's a long 3 weeker as Toby and Amy's separate schools have different 2 week holidays which only overlap in the middle, so we're all out of kilter here.
Still, I have actually managed to get to a point I'm calling finished on a new pattern. I've been working on this for the best part of 2 years, slowly accruing a collection of different skirt designs, discarding some and testing out new ones to take their place. At a final count of 19 there are a few more than I'd originally planned but some are very simple so there are enough to suit all levels of knitting depending on whether you want something undemanding to knit while watching TV or something a bit more fiddly and involved for a little challenge. They are all based on textures, including raised purl work stitches, lace and cables and most are designed to be worked in a single colour, though you can jazz things up with a different coloured hem or bodice if you chose to. Also included in the pattern are 2 options for a full collar, one that is crochet and one that's knitted.
I'm really looking forward to seeing all of the projects that people make from these so if you do give the pattern a go please come and add it to the Little Cotton Rabbits ravelry group so that we can all admire it.
Well, I'm off to keep Toby busy and out of mischief. See you soon x