Friday, September 19, 2008

Fall Is Here

I am so glad that the weather is cooling down and autumn is rolling in. Some people prefer the heat, but I am definitely partial to the cold. Not only do I find it easier to bear, but most importantly clothes for the cold are so much more fun.

Where I live it gets cold enough to need a jacket, but probably not enough to own as many as I do. Yet, I can't seem to say "No" to them. That is what I always want to buy and, much to often, to sew.

I made this coat a few years ago, out of, if you can believe it, painter's drop cloths.
They are ridiculously cheap for the yardage, and I happen to like the slightly nubby, inconsistent texture of this inexpensive fabric.

This jacket was sewn last winter. Some might find this orange obnoxious, as people have told me, but I don't care, I love it.

You might recognize the lining. It was made from a duvet cover from Ikea.

I am excited to wear these again, and most likely, make a few more.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

New Knitting

I have completed my first sweater, and I am very pleased with the results. The pattern is called Rusted Root, and it is a very simple, easy, and quick knit. The yarn is Rowan Cashsoft DK, it was soft and great to work with.

I made a few modifications. I did not do the row of purled stitches on the sleeves or the increases to make them puffed. I also did a few extra rows of ribbing on the neck and bottom edge.

I also recently finished these socks for my husband. He originally was against having me knit him something, but now he loves his socks.

I was glad to complete these, one less ball of yarn in the stash!