Sunday, June 30, 2013

Tour de Fleece

The first few days of the tour are under my belt.  Here is what I've done and what I'm working on.

How is your tour going?

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


I've decided to cast on for another cat woobie blanket and another top. I might cast on more!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

FO 4th of July Dresses

I decided to start these after getting a load of vintage fabric and patterns. Zooey's dress is made from fabric that says 1970 on the edge and the pattern was one that Mike's mother gave me that she made for him when he was little (the overall version though).  The dress took an hour to assemble and about 30 minutes to cut out.  Not too long at all.  The chest of the dress is a bit big - but I think she will grow into it.

Mine is 100% polyester. For a hot night this night be a mistake. I haven't decided if I was to wear a belt and petty coat with it yet or not. It might be a bit too moomoo for me right now.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

FO Baby Blanket

While at home today waiting for the AC guys I got a lot of sewing done. Here is a baby blanket for some friends.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

FO Low Tide Cardigan

Blocked and Finished
Project Details: Low Tide Cardigan.  Started on May 12th and finished on June 16th.  I've also liked to look at when I queued patterns.  This one was queued on December 27th 2012.  It looks like I queue things and often start them early after that.
I used 5 skeins of Koigu Painter's Palette Premium Merino (which is fingering weight) on size 5 needles.  There was a lot of funky construction to this top and I'm not sure I like the finish on the sleeve ends or the bottom.

After I first blocked this I hated it.  You can see in the photo below that the left and right side are not even and it is way too large!  I got it moist again and dried it for a bit.  This didn't help much - but for some reason when it fully finished drying it looked much better.
Looking crappy with pjs and too large!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

WIP Low Tide Cardi

I know. I was going to cast on something else - but I just can't stop it. I'm nearly onto the last ball. The sleeves are done and I'm 10" into the body. Just another 8" or so to go.

Monday, June 3, 2013

WIP Tidal Top

Well I'm 3 balls of 5 into this top. I think I'll do the sleeves and neck next - then I can make the body as long as I want!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

FO Skirt

This is some great fabric from Spoonflower.  The skirt came as a print kit.  Which means that you basically cut out and then sew together.  I picked vintage buttons to sew on.  It wraps - but not really.  The print on the back is massive and fun.  I'm going to wear this this week.  Next is the other 5 kits from Spoonflower I ordered forever ago.