Well, since I've been pretty restricted in activity lately, I've not made anything much this week. I'm heartbroken about it, and have been dreaming of my return to sewing! However, I do have a few projects in various stages of conception/ execution hanging around my desk that I was working on before all of this mess happened, so here' goes:
#1: I started the first knitting project of the season! I never like knitting during the warmer months; it just doesn't feel right. That makes the first project of the season all that much more special, and this one is pretty special to begin with.
My niece (8) designed that purse in the picture above for me to make for her. She approved the yarn colors as well, and I finally got the body knitted up. I know the color scheme is a bit atrocious, but you certainly can't alter the dreams of a 3rd grader!
#2: A revisiting of my most frustrating & loathed Project Sewing 101 piece- the quilted placemat. Man it was a rough learning curve for me on those bindings. But, back in June when my mother in law was visiting she saw them, loved them, and requested a set of her own! Again, who am I to crush the dreams of an admirer?? So, I set to work. And you know what I found out? It's much easier and quicker to do binding when you already know how. No frustrations this time, imagine that! I finally got this set of 8 shipped off to her for her birthday present last weekend.
And finally, I've been using my time away from my desk to purchase fabric and patterns online and plot out future projects! Here's a sneak peak at some of what I've bought:
Hadley Grace Designs. Gonna make some little boys look really sharp for the holidays!! So excited about this:)
|1. Fingerless Gloves 2. Knit Newsboy Child Hat 3. Slouchy Hat 4. Genevieve Cowl|
Question: What are you most excited about making this fall?