My place to record what I'm doing and learning. A fair amount of knitting. Spinning on my Kromski Minstrel. And always reading!
Friday, June 26, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Sleeves and kitchen stuff
I have knit my CD pullover down to the "skirt" section, and am putting that on hold while I work up the sleeves. I've picked up the sts and I'm ready to go! The top of the sleeve is worked flat for a bit and then joined-looking forward to seeing that come together!
I am also knitting up a mitered dishtowel from the Mason Dixon book that I borrowed from the library. I plan to finish it up today and promptly hang it on my handy little towel hook right next to the kitchen sink.
We got a new puppy for my daughter's birthday. A six wk old American Eskimo. Dh took the camera to work today so I'll have to post a picture later. She is a real cutie!
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
I've forgotten just where I first heard this skirt pattern praised(one of those "week in dresses" records?) but I do remember the girl saying that "this pattern can do no wrong". Since it was a simple 2 hr skirt with a variation for a bias version, I started looking for one for sale. An internet store had one, so I promptly bought it and wasted no time in sewing two up with some floral rayon prints I had stashed away. For the first time, I can agree with the pattern envelope. It really is a 2 hr skirt!
Here's a photo of my navy floral(this is view B) If you are looking for a good simple skirt-try to find this one! McCalls 2029!
The last denim skirt that I made has a bit of a grease stain from a cooking spill, so I bought this apron fabric the other day to sew up some aprons for C and me. I have some plain pink cotton for contrast-that will likely be C's skirt section. We're working on her mastering my apple pie recipe, then she wants to move on to biscuits :~)