I finally started a sweater from the yarn Laura gave me last Christmas. The pattern is Vivian. My yarn is quite a bit fuzzier than what's shown (Berroco Peruvia) and sort of mossy green, which makes the whole thing more subtle and organic looking.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
I made a quick-and-dirty quilt from a bunch of oversize t-shirts Tom wasn't ready to throw out yet. It really needs to be quilted a great deal more, but it's so relentlessly tacky that I can't quite bring myself to put more time into it. Being made out of old t-shirts (and an old jersey sheet), it's reeeeaaallly soft though.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
This isn't laced at all tight in the pictures, but it can be. I will most likely wear it dancing or for costumey events. It is sort of steampunk, maybe - especially with the brown ribbon. More pictures.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
I purchased a rolled hem foot for this because I couldn't stand the idea of ironing the hem (which is at least 7 yards) in the 80+ degree weather. Rolled hem foot for the win! It was wonderfully quick, and looks good. Beyond that it's just a lot of rectangles, gathered, and a drawstring waist. Very, very simple.
I've been sewing a fair amount lately, since I'm mostly done with school. Mostly mending and finishing up old projects, on the logic that I shouldn't be lugging around things I'll never finish. But I have to be moved out in three weeks, so I'll have to wrap things up before too long.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Though this picture was taken a day or two earlier, I am done with all the individual squares for my quilt. Now it just remains to add sashing, make a back for it, quilt and bind. I'm not sure it's very likely that this will get done before I move, though. We'll see.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
These socks do not want to exist, it seems. I tore out the sock pictured here (this is the second time) after concluding that the stranded knitting was never, ever going to stretch enough to be an effective sock (at least not on those needles). So I'm redoing it with straight, non-stranded stripes, which goes a lot faster.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
I made these gloves for Tom to take on the Appalachian trail, which he leaves for next week. He wanted something wool, but didn't specify that they had to be serious...
(The wool is hand-dyed too - my first foray into dyeing yarn. Probably not something I'd use normally, but you never know. And the white swirly bits are made of some of the very first yarn I ever spun myself.)
Friday, April 3, 2009
Note the pointyness! I have plans to add a bell to the end.
I am seriously bundled up here. It hangs better in real life.
Monday, March 23, 2009
I made some very silly boxer shorts for Tom. I don't think anyone is as amused by them as the two of us, though. One of the elephants holds a very small, embroidered martini. Another shot is here. I also made a pair with aliens. I highly recommend this for instant-gratification sewing.