Archive for July, 2008

This post is just to share what I’ve been up to this weekend. I’ve cooked, baked, crochet, got a long awaited package and sewed for a little girl. Today is my sister’s Birthday and per her request she got these. A peach cheese cake and a pan of Sweet Corn Cornbread. Just when I thought my Ravelry College SWAP partner had forgotten all about me I get this package in the mail Friday and she really did a great job on the colors of my gifts. I received Tudora from Winter 2007 in Knitpicks Merino Style in Hollyberry, a skein of Brooklyn Handspun in Rousing Rose, 3 notebooks for term papers HiyaHiya US 2 circs 9″ long and 2 packs of stickers. Thanks so much!!. It was worth the wait.

Here’s the sewing that I mentioned. I’m trying to make all 5 of my nieces some outfits and this is a start on on the for the soon to be 2 year old. I’ll post the specifics later.

Lastly, I want to share what I’m reading with you.   The Knitting Circle by Ann Hood

I forgot I wanted to mention my first Charity knitting/crochet mission.  I found this on Ravelry and wanted to get involved with the Ravelympics it begins Aug. 8th and ends Aug. 24th.  We have established teams and events.  My team is Team Obama and my event is the Hat Dash.  I have to make as many hats as I can during this time frame and my team will be sending our projects to help homeless Veterans.  If you are on Ravelry you please join us.


Hello All,

Here’s my day late FOF installment.  I have finally finished the diagonal scarf and headband knitted up from Scheafer’s Yarn this pattern comes from Scarves a Knitter’s Dozen.  Since this is my first time using hand-dyed yarn of this quality I wasn’t prepared for changing my needles and having orange hands during my knitting process.  After washing and blocking these I do really like these and the color variation.

Here’s my Apron made for a friend.  I used novelty fabric that I found at JoAnn’s and added red pipping and bias binding as accents.  I didn’t use a pattern I drafted this as I went along.  I included three pockets and made it double sided.

I also made this dress using Simplicity 4877 and using my Knit Jersey fabric from Gorgeous Things and added black piping on the neckline for a more polished look and I was making this dress in a day to wear to a funeral so time was of the essence.  This is the same pattern I used for my brown and pink dress I made a month ago.  I really like this particular style on me so you may be seeing this over and over with different little changes along the way.

I did a terrible thing and accidentally deleted my entry from June 22nd.  This is so disturbing to me because I can’t remember exactly what I wrote about.  Which takes me to the title of this post Moving to quickly.  When we move so quickly through our daily routines sometimes we delete certain entries for the day.  It can be the opportunity of laughter, time to share a fond word, or just time for thoughtful reflection.   So my little word for the day is to slow those movements of your routine down and take more stock in the small things.

You will appreciate it in the end.

Hey, it’s been a while but I’ve been busy with a few things and I’ve made some time to get some sewing and knitting in. I made this top using McCall’s pattern 5640 using this very vibrant print in Rayon. I’ll be wearing this with black capri pants.

The next project I made was this dress using a shirt pattern that I liked how the bodice was and knew it would make a very nice dress using this linen fabric. What do you think about it. This was New Look pattern number 6515.

I’m also working on this pattern in brown. This time I decided to add a sashing between the bodice and the skirt of the dress. So what do you think of my progress so far?

I have some knitting going on too and finally completed my SIL’s diagonal scarf and have the matching hat on the needles so I’ll share those with you soon.

Stay tuned as I will be showing off a few more tops and a pair of capri pants that have been sitting on the back burner for a while.

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