Cast on 25 stitches, knit five or six rows-to make about a centimetre of straight section for the bias binding. Then, knit one, knit two together, knit nineteen, knit two together, knit one. Knit four rows. Repeat the above-knit one, knit two together, knit most of row, then the last two before the last stitch, then the last stitch, then knit another four rows. I preferred reducing it on the stitch not immediately at the end as it looked neater. (I tried reducing it in the middle of each row but a definite angle developed-interesting!) Once you get down to the last few rows, knit four of the row with four stitches, then two or three of the really tiny rows as it gets too skinny. And just improvise the reduction until you are down to one. Very easy! I like the way the little tails have been left at the end so I have done that too.
I went through old copies of Country Living magazine the other day, looking for tea party inspiration. I found so much that I have temporarily covered the little piece of kitchen wall I use as my photo background. So pretty and so easy. I might do this more often.
Mad Tea Party, hosted by Vanessa at A Fanciful Twist. I love this event, and started thinking about it ages ago, but needed some extra ideas. It is on the 28th July-at the end of term I think-perfect! This is the fifth one, and I have now joined in with four. Being able to join in was one of my reasons for wanting to start a blog in the first place. I love Vanessa's magical view of the world, and always come away from a visit there feeling inspired and thoughtful.