After this summer’s sewing extravaganza, I took a little break from making anything. Only it wasn’t planned and I didn’t know I was taking a break while I was doing it. I think I got a little burned out. I didn’t even feel like fabric shopping when I had the opportunities! I decided to give myself a goal – once I finished knitting a pair of socks I’ve been working on for almost two years, I would start sewing.
This is not the pattern I originally wanted to knit with this yarn. Unfortunately, I ended up ripping out the first five patterns I started. That’s no typo – *five* patterns. A couple of the patterns weren’t well written, another was far too complex for the self-striping pattern, and another pattern had too much, um, user error for me to finish. So I went back to my trusty toe-up magic loop socks and finally finished them! I’m going to wear them around the house and to bed so they’re cute, but not complicated.
I finished the socks last night and immediately took out all my fabric scraps and sorted them by color. I had a LOT of scraps crammed into a very small space! This picture doesn’t do the mess justice – there are a lot more piles of fabric on my living room floor than it looks like.
I’ve been feeling like I need to stretch myself with my sewing and learn something new so today I decided to tackle some scrappy log cabin blocks. I thought they’d be really challenging, but they were really fun to make. The most challenging part was measuring correctly – go figure. My plan is to make a bunch with all of the scraps and then figure out a way to put them all together.
I am so happy to be sewing again!!