sewing

Creativity check and finished projects, almost summer 2021

Sewing-wise, I finished what may be my most-involved non-apparel sewing project: a quilted tote for my mom for mother's day. Last time they visited, she brought along some fabric and mentioned that if I wanted to sew a tote for her at some point, I could use it. After exploring Erica Ardnt's channel on YouTube a bit when I made my drawstring tote, I came across her tutorial for a quilted weekend tote. I'm very visual, especially with learning new sewing techniques, so I love the format of a video tutorial (and bonus, it's free)...

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Creativity check & finished projects, mid March 2021

I finished a pair of socks for Cooper. They are much too large for him to wear this winter. I know that I knit at a loose gauge, and as such, nearly always size down my needles, but I didn't this time, and sure enough, they are rather large toddler socks. Oh well, too big means they will be of future use...

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Creative goals for 2021 & finished projects

General plans and ambitions A pair of socks for my dad! These were actually a Christmas gift for him, but we had our belated family Christmas in early January, and technically, I didn't bind off the second sock until January third. These are his first pair of handknit socks that I've knit for him, and they won't be his last! As such, I did have to figure out a good "recipe" that fits him and I took lots of notes on my Ravelry page so that I can recreate the same fit next time. I think the garter rib looks nice, and it seems to fit well, as well as it's a rather simple texture that still knits up quickly. Details: Yarn: Paton's North America Kroy Socks in the color Eclipse stripes Pattern: my own numbers for vanilla socks (CO 72 stitches on US 1), used toe decreases and notes from Late Night Socks Needles: US size 1, since this yarn errs on the thicker side of fingering to lightweight sportweight Specifics/modifications: I compared the foot length to another pair of socks he had (thanks, mom!) There is one other finished project that is en route to its recipient; I will share more once it arrives...

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Pink Lou box top, finished

This morning, my SIL, Katelyn, Cooper, her puppy Sage, and I went to grab coffee to-go, and then stopped by a local park. Cooper loves the playground, and it was such a gorgeous morning to sit outside with a baby on my lap and drink a latte. And since I wore this top, Katelyn took a few photos. I can finally consider it "done," now that I've shared it here...

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