Ok, enough playing around, its back to business. Let’s see…
My autumn exchange piece was me playing around with the fabric until I (almost) got it right. I have a little bag like that which I find extremely handy – my small stitching tools are all in there and it keeps everything together, so I wanted to make something along those lines. I do know enough about sewing to figure it out, but my zipper attaching skill is seriously lacking, especially since I have no zipper foot. Makes things interesting. The inside is lined with a deep green fabric. The sewing took about 2 hours from cutting the fabric to taking the final photos.
The tank has a whole band of ribbing missing on the back – the glaring error. I have given it to SIL since it fits her beautifully (me not so much), and even with the ribbing missing it looks great on her.
In other stitching news….
… yep, that’s it! lol.
I have been knitting so much my stitching has lain to the wayside. I am almost done the stitching on the exchange lottery piece, and I have yet to determine if I should make it a flat fold or a wall hanging. I am leaning to the wall hanging since I have rather a large amount of sewing to be done for various Christmas and the machine will be out. We all know how much I like glue guns, anyway.
On the knitting front, I have started a lap blanket. I am being adventurous and creating my own pattern. I will be knitting a bunch of squares and sewing them together. I think I mentioned it will be purple and green, but after finishing my first square, I don’t think I will have enough yarn for it. I do have six more rolls of white of the same type, so that may be enough to finish it off. And so – my first square:
I haven’t figured out if I can bind off the same way on a purl row, so this square is one row too big. I may have to pull it and re-do that part of it, but all in all I like the look of it. It is going to be so comfy when it is done!
That’s all for today, I think. I should go pull out my sewing machine…