Things have been a little hectic around here lately, thus the lack of posts. I’ve been knitting and sewing but I just haven’t been in the mood to post. Spring is coming so I’m emerging from my winter funk, so I hope to get back on track soon.
I’m happy to report that since January I’ve finished two (yes, two!) knitting projects. My knitting goals for the year included actually finish a project or two and to learn how to knit lace. I took a into to lace class in February and learned out to make this scarf/shawl:
I used less yarn than the pattern called for so it’s not quite shall-sized. I kind of like how it looks all bunched up around my neck (unlike in this photo which reminds me of an Egyptian headress).
I also finished Madelinetosh’s Honey Cowl. I loved this pattern – so easy and fun to make. It came out super soft and squishy and cozy. I’ve been wearing a lot at work as kind of a shoulder shrug.
My knitting streak ended here. I got about a quarter of the way through a new project and dramatically frogged it over the weekend. I might try to figure out the gague and adjust the pattern and give it another go. It’s a cowl with great potential.
During Friday’s lockdown, I had a lot of nervous energy so I whipped up another Colette Sorbetto tank top. If only it were warm enough to wear it! Spring has been very slow to come to Boston and I am itching to break out my summer skirts.
I think that’s about it . . . next up on my sewing agenda is to finish my second attempt at Colette’s Peony dress. I just need to put in the zipper and hem the dress. My mom helped me re-fit the top of the dress to avoid the “wonky boob chest area” of my first attempt :-)
And lastly, but certainly not least, I’ll put together this quilt that I made for a friend of a friend. She wanted University of Illinois colors. I was a little unsure about combining orange and blue but I think it works. It’s super bright and cheery!
Until next time . . . xo