Tuesday, September 13, 2016

No Rest for the Resting

After my success sewing a sundress last week, I was excited to sew another piece of clothing this week. Unfortunately, life had other plans. I caught a back-to-school bug from my youngest and it knocked me down for a few days. Yet as I look back at the week, it’s surprising to realize that I managed to do quite a bit.

I worked on the red socks some more. The first sock is done, and I’m about to start the heel flap on the second sock. I’m also one block closer to completing my hand-quilted quilt.

I decided what I’m going to make as a donation for my children’s school auction this year. The knitting pattern has been downloaded and the yarn has been ordered, so I’ll have more information about that coming soon!

I mentioned not long ago that two local shops moved recently. The fabric store re-opened relatively quickly, but the yarn shop has been closed for most of the summer as they renovated their new building. I finally managed to stop by both stores in their new locations.

Two skeins of Madelinetosh Tosh Merino DK wool yarn on a white background.

From the yarn shop, I picked up this Madelinetosh Tosh Merino DK Hand Dyed Yarn in the colorway Electric Rainbow (no affiliation). It was a definite splurge for me, but I think I’m still ahead of where I would be if they had been open for the past few months! I typically wear black coats, and I think this yarn with its black flecks will make a fun pair of mittens to go with many of my coat and scarf combinations.

Colorful floral jersey knit fabric arranged in a swirl.

And I found this colorful floral jersey knit in the fabric store. I’m still a novice at sewing with stretch fabrics, but I have a handful of patterns to try and very little corresponding fabric. One pattern in particular is standing out in my mind already and I’m excited to get started on it soon!

For now, I’m still taking it easy with plenty of rest and juice.

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