I'm knee deep in canning and butchering season, but my kids still need clothes. While some might say "Just go buy some". I really can't do that. I just can't bring myself to. I've been sort of spoiled with how my girls have grown, they just keep getting taller, but not wider, so the clothes I made 2 years ago for Mini, still fit her, they just need jeans with them (those, I still buy), and they fit The Baby. However, this winter there needs to be some new items to fill in and freshen the wardrobes. I am, of course knitting, but as much as I want to sew, I never really do. I was excited to see a challenge on another blog. The week of September 20-26, the challenge is to sew 1 hour a day, and see what gets done. Okay, I can do that...I hope. So here is the button, committing me to giving it an attempt:
I'm not sure why I don't spend time sewing, other than maybe I can't stop spending time knitting. It really is my go to, few minutes to myself, relaxing thing that I like to do. I recently finished a shawl for myself, in a great thick wool, and a lace pattern, that will be perfect for keeping away the chill this Winter. The pattern is Shetland Triangle Lace Shawl, which was written for a lace weight yarn, but I used Cascade Eco+ Wool, at $15.00 a skein, it created a nice comfy shawl. I did need a smidge bit more from another skein, but if you only did 10 repeats instead of the 11 for the pattern, you would be fine with one skein, and you'd still have a nice sized shawl.
Then I cast on a sweater for myself. This is from the pattern, Peasy, and is a top down, raglan style, cardigan with a lace yoke. I love this sweater, and found knitting the yoke fun, but am at the stockinette forever part, so I really need a good movie, or book, because now it's just b.o.r.i.n.g. At least the yarn feels nice in my fingers.
Lest you think all the knitting around here is selfish, I assure you, it is not. The girls have some wonderful new fall cozies that are being finished up too, but I'll have to show those another time.