If you are anything like me, you have loads of fabric and probably more fabric scraps. I love anything that makes good use of the boxes of leftovers (I never throw anything away), such as these pincushions. They're easy and cute and take about a half hour to make. The tutorial is over at The Purl Bee (the blog of the nice folks at Purl in New York). They're really similar to yo-yos, another super-fun route for a bit of extra fabric. Special thanks to my nephew for the sidewalk chalk art.
time: A couple of evening hours here and there, over three days. The broken rib stitch is something you can do in your sleep. You can even do it watching a movie you enjoy and want to pay attention to.
overall: Cute, doesn't take a lot of time, perfect paired with a light jacket. Mine, being cotton, stretched out a bit upon wearing. I may try shrinking it. I'm mildly allergic to wool, so I avoid it where possible. Those of you who aren't should try a wool blend for more structure.
Well, I've had a pretty busy couple of days. I'm finalizing our plans for Portland and making all sorts of lists. I'm also getting back into my sewing groove...nothing major, just fixing some clothes. It's been nice to feel the pedal beneath my foot again.
I have a few knitting projects going, but have been on a dishcloth bender for the past two days. There never seems to be an explaination for the desire to make dishcloths. Perhaps I need to make something immediately useful? The ballband dishcloth, of Mason-Dixon fame, has a particularly addictive quality with it's easy to memorize pattern. I'm picking up the Bainbridge scarf to finish tonight and will maybe have time to start a pair of socks. Last week, my husband came home from a thrift store with some cool sock yarn. He works down the street from a thrift store and very sweetly checks there for yarn or fabric. It's pretty hit or miss with the yarn, but so thoughtful and I wind up with good stuff. Like this sock yarn. It looks like it will be a Fair Isle pattern, but that's part of the surprise of thrifted yarn. We'll just have to wait and see.