Tuesday, March 23, 2010

What I've been up to...

Started some socks with this Pagewood Chugiak yarn that has been in my stash for a lonnnnng time. I think I've posted about this yarn before, a good project for it has alluded me for quite some time, but I finally settled with toe-up socks. Yeah, the coloring isn't the greatest thing in the world, but I need to make room in my stash for new purchases and I think for socks I'll be able to live with the pooling...
They'll be cozy at any rate...this yarn is great to knit with. :)

I sewed up this little cosmetics bag a few weeks ago:

The pattern is from I Love Patchwork (which is a lovely book by the way), and interestingly enough I chose a color scheme very similar to the author's. I'd like to try making this again, but larger. I was hoping to be able to use it for a knitting project bag, but even a small lace project is a bit too large for it.
Next up, my latest project. I'm currently about 1/3 of the way through sewing up this dress. So far I'm really happy with how it's going. I've even made myself re-sew bad seams (I'm usually waaay too impatient for that!).

I'm making the sleeveless version of this (so that's easier to wear a cardi over it) and omitting the buttons.
Finally, here's a photo from a walk I took several days ago:
Spring is definitely arriving! Everything is still pretty brown, but hey, the water is running again! Personally, I've already pulled out my collection of spring/summer shoes...and that's good enough for me! :)

1 comment:

~buzzybee~ said...

It will soon be autumn where I live, and I'm making a similar dress - not sleeveless, but with long sleeves!