First off, a note to all my knitblogging friends who think I've absconded with the cookies and left to go sew...
this is true to a point, but I Need to sew, as in, I Need clothing to wear. So, I've been busy chained to my sewing machine and sewing table, and haven't been near the computer much.
But the other thing going on is: there just hasn't been any knitting of note to report on. Finally, the Lace cardi by Vittadini is off the needles, and is soaking now. As soon as I'm off here it is going onto the blocking board. Next up is to pick up *cough cough* a thousand or so stitches around the perimeter and knit on the ruffle. This I will do while travelling to Michigan tomorrow. With any luck it'll be done by the time I come home.
The plane knitting going to Boston was the prettiest little scarf for my friend Jacquie. She is a knitter whose life is so overbooked that when I gave her the yarn and pattern, I offered to knit it for her too and she took me up on it...the pattern is so easy and so pretty. It is a Colinette number alternating lace weight mohair with silk ribbon, all in garter stitch with every 4th row a double wrap (creating a YO) on each stitch. I think I mentioned though, no plane knitting on the way back.
Don't get that flu...it is bad and I was down nearly a week with it.
most recently off the sewing table:
I wrote a pattern review Here if you want the gory details. They do need a crease pressed in the leg - it'll happen.
Next up on the sewing table:
I've joined the Timmel SWAP [sewing with a plan] which starts Dec 1. This one has some teeth. The 1st prize is a gift certificate for $300. I'd like to win, but lord we all know I don't need a certificate for more fabric, and the real win will be getting all of these garments made up. There are a total of 14 garments here, ready to be made. 11 are required for the SWAP, so I'll have to see what it whittles itself to. In any case, I plan to make all. Best thing, all of this fabric was in my stash. (well, one pc was added to stash last week while I was in Boston...)
we've talked about that right? That my fabric stash makes my yarn stash look like childs play. And my yarn stash is nothing to sneeze at.
So I will try very hard not to bore you with too many details of the sewing, but it will be front and center for awhile.
Meanwhile, it is Thanksgiving week here, and we will be travelling to Michigan tomorrow. Both of my boys, with their respective girlfriends, my dsd, her father and I, and my dad and his wife will be celebrating in Pentwater MI.
so, see you later. Thanks for visiting.
PS, I'm taking Liz with me to Michigan too. Liz is feeling very neglected of late. oh, and Marina, I forgot how to count again. Second sleeve is nearly done on Liz, and I realized my first sleeve was wrong. I'm contemplating ripping back most of my first sleeve. So then I'll have 3rd sleeve syndrome! ;)
ETA: I love those boots I posted last entry, but none of you really thought I was so extravagant that I would spend nearly $900 on a pair of boots did you? I just looked at them and drooled, and lusted, and then went back to work.
Poinsietta frock from a sari. Vogue 1152
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