Here is a quick picture of my version of the new Loes Hinse Ascona Pant pattern. Very pleased with the results. They are comfortable to wear (excuse wrinkles--wore them all day today) yet stylish enough for current trends. The legs are visibly more narrow and yet not tight. Win-win for me. Fabric is stretch microfiber from Casual Elegance size sm with 2" length adjustment.
Sunday, July 27, 2014
I can never figure out how to place photos using my iPad, but this is a collection from my latest knitting lesson. Skills covered were: picot edge hem, use of lace carriage and punch card to form illustrated patterns, create "I" cord, bind odd partial row from carriage, rehang work to form seams, and continued patience .
I am enjoying this process as I move along. The bottom band of the bonnet was also attached by rehanging the partially constructed bonnet to the band and knitting them together.
I did sew today too! I finished a pj top for Samantha's American Girl doll.
Monday, July 21, 2014
I think I have mentioned that I am taking a series of beginner lessons to learn to use my Brother KH836e knitting machine. Here are some photos of the projects I have made so far. The red and white sample size baby blanket demonstrates patterned tuck stitch, fair isle and mirror image fair isle, hanging a hem and pie crust border. Fun project!
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Is not a great photo, but I made a quick cotton version of this classic jacket from my seminar fitted pattern. No issues at all in construction or fitting. I buttoned it, but wore it over a ss LH perfect tee and white denim SA Willow pants. I have made so many tees and Willows that I just don't take photos or post information about the. TNT patterns that I enjoy wearing and that fit without much adjustment. Boring sewing? Not really, but not exciting either!
I just finished 2 pairs of LH crop pants (seminar pattern but also detailed in one of The Look issues) and yet another pair of Willow pants to coordinate with jacket above. I will wear these items through the summer and know that I can pack and go easily. I bought 4 or 5 new tee ahirts this week too--dressier ones that will make my simple garments a bit more polished. I happily live a very casual life. I do not want elaborate outfits that do not fit my activities. I love to snoop shop and study fancy finishes with great interest. I just do not wear that type of garment.
Time for pool patrol for the grands. The joys of my days
Friday, April 25, 2014
I have no photos! We have been/are traveling so no sewing or knitting at the moment! I got my Toyota747 and kr450 (I think) ribber set up and am slowly learning to use this combo. Fun and frustrating. I sewed a bit before we went to Sicily and Rome at the end of February and wore me made garments exclusively on the trip. Lots of Style Arc Willow pants and Loes Hinse Bianca tops. Easy dressing and nice coordinates. Very comfy too.
Hope to check back with some projects in the near future
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Monday, February 17, 2014
Here are a couple of recent "accomplishments" in my machine knitting saga. I am not able to find all of the original punch cards but there are downloadable cards online. I printed out the downloads and with a blank punch card and a punch, I made my own! Not without some errors, but again I'm learning! To prove it works, I did put it in the Brother KH836e machine and created my first sample of faire isle/two color knitting! Whoopee! This post is just to document small steps in forward progress