In my efforts to "level up" my sewing skills, I decided that I wanted to try to make a simple dress. I picked Anna Allen's "Demeter Dress" pattern because it seemed like a nice, simple dress; it's intended to fit loose and the skirt part was basically identical in construction to the Cleo skirts I've… Continue reading I made a dress!
In my last post I mentioned that I was having gauge issues with the sleeve for my Bressay sweater. I decided to try going up to a size 2.5 (instead of a 2) and that seemed to do the trick - my gauge now matches what I was getting on the body! https://flic.kr/p/2m6FA29 I also… Continue reading Almost done with sleeve number one!
I've made it through the pre-yoke colorwork on the body of Bressay, and it's GORGEOUS! This is probably the most challenging colorwork I've ever done, because of how similar so many of the colors are, but the end result is just so beautiful. I'm excited to get to the colorwork at the top of the… Continue reading Bressay progress, and other thoughts
The alpaca is finished! It turned out so adorable! It's going to be a gift for my daughter's amazing 3rd grade teacher (who loves alpacas). Project Details:Pattern: Alpaca, from Susan B. AndersonYarn: Blue Sky Organic Cotton in “Bone” (for Alpaca) and Cascade Tangier in “Geometric” (for blanket), both left over from this babyStripes!Needles: size 6… Continue reading Things *WE* knit together: an alpaca!
My mind is all over the place now that the semester is done. I'm still doing some work (trying to coordinate workshop and panel submissions for the two standing groups I'm part of at 4Cs, the big conference in writing professor world, and prepping a couple of workshops that I'm going to be running over… Continue reading Scatterbrained summer (so far)
I did end up sewing a fourth Cleo skirt in the dot chambray, without any lining, at the end of last week, and it turned out great! I'm glad to now have a fairly "neutral" Cleo that I can wear with just about any top; my others demand a bit more color-coordination, but not this… Continue reading Another skirt, and more knitting