Thursday, April 08, 2010

tap tap is this thing on?

Whoops, I didn't mean to not update for almost a whole month. Being sick really put me behind on lots of other stuff around the house and I guess I've been a little off my game because until this month, I don't think I could have said that I didn't knit anything for more than a day. Coincidently, I also didn't watch much tv....

But I did finish (again) some socks:

They don't match and it bothers me just a little, but that's what happens when you get a knot! in your self striping yarn.
socks close

Also, if you have been reading for any length of time, you'll know I am terribly indecisive about ... well everything. So, you know some serious time has passed when I can announce with great decisiveness a new project.

After tons of looking through stores for just the right skirt, I finally caved to the four or five people who said--just make one. And so tomorrow, I'll be cutting into this:

To make view E of this: skirt. Although it shouldn't surprise you that I went on a day patterns were 99 cents and I bought another one, which I'll show later if I actually decide to make it.

I'm not all decisions decisions, I also bought material to make a second skirt because I couldn't decide at the fabric store!


This is also a big thing for me because I don't think of myself as an accomplished sewer. Sure, I quilt and make halloween costumes (and pjs) but real clothes that people wear? nope. But I think I can handle this. If I can't I have more shopping ahead of me.

Oh and I'm back on the knitting horse, knitting some socks (of course) and obsessing about the next knit project.


Windsor Grace said...

I love the fabric you chose and the socks look great! I never would've noticed they don't match. They look pretty matchy to me.

Daisy said...

That pattern is really cute. I need to make some skirts for summer, I think. I have a hard time finding ones I like and that fit right. Planning to start out with the 5-minute skirt from Angry Chicken before I try anything more fitted since I'm a little rusty in the sewing department, though it will likely be more like a five hour skirt for me since I don't have a serger or anything fancy like that. (I actually have a 40-year-old Singer that used to belong to my mother-in-law. I'm pretty sure it's made of cast iron, and it'll probably outlive me. In case of emergency it can be used to bludgeon intruders.)

Knitterella said...

Cute socks! Glad you are better. I never see you are knitting anymore :(