Tuesday, April 8, 2008

sewing, socks & such

Lately, I have been busy in the backyard, dealing with loads of weeds and such, so there hasn't been as much time for my projects as I would like. But, I did manage to almost complete this tank top and start a second.
The pattern is the Cabo Halter, by Amy Butler. I am going to attach my straps in the back instead of the halter tie, because I am really not a fan of strapless bras. So now, it is completely regular bra friendly.
I also began making this top in a mustard yellow, which is one of my favorite colors at the moment. The pattern is really easy and it turns out pretty cute. Yesterday, I was in my local fabric store and saw the new Amy Butler line, Midwest Modern. I like these color combinations better than most of her other collections. They are a little less bright, and the designs are very fresh and modern. I especially like the design Linen. I am going to make a skirt out of it for the summer.

A couple of weeks ago I finished this scarf from the pattern Lochschal by brigitte. de, made out of 2 skeins of GGH Aspen . I like that it is so short that I have to pin it shut with a brooch, which makes it more interesting than the usual scarf.

On a sad note, I finished approximately 5" of my Jaywalker socks before deciding to rip it out and start over, because they were going to be too small.

I knew that was probably the case for a while. I thought about giving them to someone with a smaller foot, or turning them into fingerless gloves, but in the end I decided that I wanted the Jaywalker socks! I figure that if I am going to spend the time to make them, they might as well fit. So now I am left with a few more WIP's and of course, the desire to start even more.


Alana said...

Cute tank, Malaree. I also love your Jaywalkers knit up in that colorway. The colors look so pretty in your photos.

skinner studio said...

Very stylish! I look forward to seeing the skirt also, when you finish. You have great taste!

Cathi said...

Hi Malaree,
That Jaywalker pattern is tricky. I found that if I didn't try to make any changes to it, and just do exactly as Grumperina says - they fit. If not - find someone with a really skinny foot to give them to or rip...start over...and then do as G says. LOVE that color. Beautiful work. Found your blog from Alana's link.
(Jared McCutcheon's mom.)