general adventures in craftiness

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Into the Groove



Last night when it was still 99 degrees outside at 8 o'clock, I reluctantly picked up my knitting to continue on with the waistcoat. Instead of fumbling with the charts, something clicked after a short while and I was able to knit without even really looking at the pattern. It was exciting to have that breakthrough because I was on the edge of just shelving this project.

On another note, we are expecting a high of 105 degrees here in Portland today. Stay cool!

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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Simplicity 2587



I had been looking for a new sewing project to start when I remembered that I still had a Cynthia Rowley pattern that I hadn't tackled yet. I am going to make view B of the strappy dress, which is the shorter version. I found this awesome Liberty print, called Sydenham Place, at Bolt. I especially love all the colors. I'll use the dusty pink for the contrasting trim.

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Monday, July 20, 2009

Bolt has a Blog

Check out local favorite fabric store Bolt's new blog here. You can get the latest on classes and new materials and resources in the store.

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Sunday, July 19, 2009

I'm Back



I got back from vacation on Tuesday, but only picked up my knitting this afternoon. I made a little progress on the left front of the waistcoat, but I had forgotten where I was in the chart, so that sidetracked me for a little bit. I hope to get back in the groove of things this week and maybe even start some sewing projects too!

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Friday, July 03, 2009

Slow Start



I put off starting the front of the waistcoat because of all the chart referencing. I have to go between several different pages for all the chart patterns. It's sort of a pain. I'm going to try to get a lot of knitting done tonight since I leave for a 10-day vacation tomorrow and I am not bringing the project with me. Have a good holiday everyone!

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