I received a box full of goodies from my swap partner Ashley. Besides some really beautiful yarn, wound into a huge cake, she added lots of other PS May colored treats.
Go here for notes on each item.
Is she not the best. I love everything, especially the yarn. I’m looking for patterns now. My husband has waited this long for his socks he can wait a little longer = ). Besides I don’t think I like that Knitpicks yarn. It seems a little thin, even compared to the other sock yarn I ordered from them. I think I’ll cast on for a pair for myself using my new purty sock yarn and see if I can get past the cuff this time.
I also did some sewing this week. A few years ago I stocked up on patterns at a $1 sale and found them too challenging, but this week I managed to complete a top for my daughter.
Using this pattern. I couldn’t find a link for it online. I think it was on sale because it was being discontinued.
I hate to admit it but when I first attempted to use a pattern I never tried to follow along with the materials included in the pattern envelope. I found them so much clearer this time, maybe it’s because I have more practice using my machine to make bags. I also made a skirt for me.
I didn’t use a pattern, I used a skirt that I already had as a cutting template. It fits perfectly, you would be able to see it on me if I had someone to take a picture of me wearing it. I tried a mirror shot again but the problem with that is the reflection of the room behind me. = ) Not all of my sewing efforts turned out well. I wasted quite a bit of fabric making several size related boo boo’s. Apparently guessing your size wrong extends beyond knitting. But all in all the sewing was productive, I finally understand the concept of facings and I am getting better at keeping seams even and neat. I think my finishing skills in general have improved too.
Back to knitting, or maybe sewing = ).
Ashley you’re the best!