A bit of this and a bit of that

Apologies for the lack of posts, but there actually isn't too much to post about!!

There has been some rather slow progress on Martha, but nothing terribly exciting that warranted lots of photos or lots of detail . I'm up to the right front panel, and still have two sleeves and finishing to go so we might be in for a longer haul.

It's not that it's a boring knit, it's just that I have other things on my to do list at the moment!

I've decided to get started on some of the Rowan 44 projects that I have on my list, and as such have been busy selecting colours, reading comments, and reading pattern reviews. I figured that given Rowan loves to use dk or fingering weight yarn, it would be better that I be prepared than to be quick on the money, and waste hours knitting something that doesn't fit or doesn't quite turn out.


Additionally, with the return of Gossip Girl season 2 and the adventures of Lil J and her internship, my interest in sewing has also been revived. My SO is rather pleased with this as he always did like the things I sewed, and this time round, I've enrolled in a dressmaking + patternmaking class, and even ordered myself a dressmakers dummy. So expect to see some sewing posts littered in amongst the knitting from here on in.

For my first project, i've picked out some cute bee print cotton and some matching gingham for a very cute top that i've dreamt up. Fingers crossed it turns out well :)

4 comments:

  Christie

4:23 AM, October 20, 2008

Oh, those bees are so cute! and who doesn't love gingham? I'm sure it will be adorable!

  handknit168

10:17 AM, October 21, 2008

cute fabric

  janice

3:46 PM, October 21, 2008

can't wait to see your top! i found an old fabric with pink lambs on it that my mom made me a dress out of when i was little, and thought about making something in it again, but wasn't sure what.

where did you get your dress form? i'm thinking about getting one, too..

  Klement

3:47 PM, October 22, 2008

Re: where i'm getting my dressform from (in case others are interested): i ordered it from my local sewing/craft store which are in turn being supplied by BIRCH. I have however found that the US has heaps more of a range of dressforms than here in Australia (well more petite models anyways) so you shouldn't have any problems finding one. The only real issue is making sure you read reviews, so that you get a sturdy one. A flimsy dressform is useless ;) Good luck!