While the boys were convalescing lumps watching TV, I was able to get a lot of spring cleaning done. That meant that when I put them in their rooms for proper naps I had time to work on craft projects. I want to share some of the stuff I made then, and a few older projects. First the knitting.
I can’t remember if I shared this one, it’s sort of old. It’s a pattern I’ve done three times now, using Anzula with little sparkles in it.
This entrelac cowl is a made-up pattern using yarn that I spun myself. The color changes are all continuous on the yarn and it worked up really neat in this patchwork pattern.
A light sweater in a cotton-alpaca blend I got in Ogden last summer. I heavily modified the pattern to make it work for me. I really like the look of it, but it’s a little itchy to wear 🙁
This cowl turned out lovely! Jenn gave me this yarn for Christmas and I got two pieces out of it (previously I made a hat). The cables really pop with this yarn.
A surprise success! This sweater is made with cheap acrylic yarn, making it easy to wear and wash. The rich brown is flattering (though less red-toned in person) and I LOVE the pattern. I changed it to work for worsted weight (from fingering). Very wearable.
Many more details on my knitting projects are found on my ravelry page (membership required).
It’s a bit warm for knitwear now, so I turned my eye to sewing. I have very basic sewing skills and haven’t used my machine for anything but simple tailoring in the last few years. To start, I got the “Sailor Top” pattern from Fancy Tiger and made two versions.
Cute, modest, and easy! I want to make more, but need to stop for a while. Besides, my reward for sticking with sewing was to make this skirt:
Long and luscious, with a hip hugging yoke, I love how it turned out! This fabric was a mild splurge, but a good use of birthday money. Too bad I don’t have any cash leftover to keep these shoes from Zappos. Sigh. I don’t think I can justify $95 seafoam green sandals.
My only current project is a shawl to use up some stash yarn. I have three more queued in my mind though.