Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Saturday at ThreadBear FiberArts, and to do a book signing of his book It Itches on Sunday.
So, off we went: Karen, Debbie and myself. Of course, the $20 store coupon was burning a hole in my knitting bag, and that was incentive to make the trip also! I met an important goal for my knitting also: I was able to complete the sweater project that I purchased the yarn for last year when we traveled to ThreadBear to sit for Franklin's 1,000 Knitters Project photo shoot. Of course, since I finished my sweater, I allowed myself to buy yarn for another one :-) I'll post more pictures tomorrow of the goodies I picked up, and what's on my needles at the moment.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
I made View C, but eliminated the lacy scallop trim at the hem. I prefer to wear skirts that are lined, and this pattern did not provide that option. With only four pattern pieces, it wasn't hard to go ahead and line it anyway. Not sure where the fabric came from that I used for the body of the skirt.....it has been aging in my stash THAT long! I believe the lining fabric came from the donation table at one of the quilt guilds I belong to. I usually wouldn't use such a light-colored fabric to line a dark skirt, but I wanted to enter this in the PatternReview Stash 2009 contest. I plan to wear this with black turtleneck, black tights and black boots!
Sunday, January 11, 2009
I sure had fun making this wool blazer for my daughter Kristen. She picked out the fabric from Fabric.com, so I know she will like it! I enjoyed the challenge of matching the plaids, and I am pleased with the result. All it needs are the snaps to close the front, and the buttons for the cuffs. Then I can ship it off to Chicago, and she can get some wear out of it during this cold
winter.Reviewed at PatternReview:
I loved using this little detail of decorative stitching at the center back seam (tho the plaids sure aren't matching HERE! That's okay, it's on the inside!). I first saw it used on Tany's site, and then Sigrid applied it to one of her garments. Now, I need to work on custom labels of some sort.