Sunday, March 02, 2008

and it just keeps going....

to be perfectly honest, I've been doing more sewing than knitting these days (though I am knitting!)

my latest projects, both from S.E.W. Sew Everything Workshop -

Wear Anywhere Yoga Pants

Easy Breazy Wrap Skirt

I've just finished a second wrap skirt in pink for my grandmother, and I made a jersey knit pair of shorts for my husband (need to get a picture of him in them!)

On the (knitting) needles currently is a third pair of Fibertrends Felt Clogs (replacement pair for my husband, he's worn holes in his), the hooden baby blanket from MagKnits a few months back, and the Print O' The Wave shawl that's been on the needles about 18 months now....

Sunday, January 27, 2008

my latest obsession....

SEWING! drug out the trusty old Kenmore last month and have been enjoying every minute of it, though she's in need of service now (straight stitching works fine, but the zigzag part is stuck)

My darling husband surprised me by ordering me a new machine last week, and she's due to arrive on Tuesday. He got me the Brother CS-6000i so I'll be quite busy learning all the new features and stitches

Here's a few things I've made so far...

Quilted Potholder from Amy Butler's In Stitches

Toyko bag from S.E.W. Sew Everything Workshop

Unforgettable Elephant from S.E.W. Sew Everything Workshop

Up next in the queue - ordered 3 colors of linen from last week (also due to arrive Tuesday) and am planning some linen pants and skirts form S.E.W. Sew Everything Workshop. Bought that book with my Barnes & Noble christmas giftcard and have really learned a lot.

On the knitting front, the Print O' The Wave stole is still on the needles...I've just lost the motivation to finish it, though I have knocked out a couple pattern repeats while watching tv in the last couple of weeks. I cast on for the Cloud Bolero with some Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk that's been lounging in the stash for the last year but made a mistake on the back and rather than try to fix it I ripped it all out to start over.

Otherwise I've just been enjoying the bread machine I got for Christmas, and in general loving owning our first home and having a nice big kitchen to play in!