Sunday, July 12, 2015

More sewing than knitting

Rachel has already finished her KAL sweater but I'm still plugging away at the yoke on mine. After miles of stockinette, I'm having a blast with the color work.

I had some extra time over the holiday weekend and put together a dress for Tadpole that I've had my eye on for the last year:

This is the Geranium pattern from Made by Rae. Once I have another kiddo project or two under my belt, I'm itching to try some of her adult patterns.

For the life of me, I couldn't get the buttonhole stitch to work on my machine (not the first time that I've tried to talk myself into the necessity of trading up my machine on a whim). After much grumbling, Tadpole and I embarked on a trek to Joann Fabrics. She came away with a bright rainbow button and I had a nifty little tool for putting in snaps.

That same weekend, my local quilt shop called to say they were done quilting my quilt! I've attached the binding by machine but am sewing the reverse side by hand. It's by no means a fast process but I'm nevertheless enjoying both the process and the emerging product. Can't wait to see this one finished!


Rachel said...

I'm super impressed with how much knitting you've gotten done on your sweater considering it's fingering weight. Looks great so far!!

Very cute dress and girl. That fabric is so pretty! So I'm thinking maybe this winter we embark on an adult garment SAL? ;)

So close to seeing that quilt close. Can't wait!

Jodi said...

Tadpole's dress is gorgeous! I love the style -- not too fussy, but still fun. Oh, the quilt looks gorgeous. I'd like to upgrade my sewing machine, too, but that's on the back burner for now.

Almost there with the pullover. I'm having a hard time working on adult garments this summer -- it's all about quick knits for me.

Stephanie said...

Nothing wrong with more sewing than knitting, but it looks like you've knit almost an entire sweater, so that's certainly something! (sjn821)