Thursday, November 21, 2013

Recovery, Projects, and a Knitting Machine

Just checking in.  I'm rapidly recovering from a little arthroscopic knee surgery.  I was doing GREAT until I developed an allergy to either steristrips or the adhesive they used to attach said steristrips.   Ugly red rash, blisters, etc.  Just a little bump in the road.

While first recovering I made a few items--a long Loes Hinse cardigan, a Vogue 8854 vest with collar and front pocket, and a Vogue 8669 cowl neck tunic.  The first two were cut before surgery at home and the tUnic cut out and sewed at condo before surgery   

I'm also in the midst of getting my unused knitting machine up and working.  It's a Brother 836e which I purchased prior to retirement.  So, seven years later it needs cleaning and oiling.  First, I am waiting for a manual and a sponge bar to arrive in the mail.

I also looked at the newest The Look of Loes Hinse ideas.  I don't need more clothes, but I enjoy making up her new tweaks on old patterns!  I want to trace a few Burda patterns and a couple of Ottobre ones too.  My DGD decided to grow a bit and needs some new clothes!

I'll be back soon with photos!