Back from the dead
and with the living now. Apologies for the long absence. I came out of my malaise a week ago, but have been extremely busy. I have a few finished projects to show you…
I was able to complete Jack’s sweater in time for his Christmas card picture photo shoot. And he looked super duper cute with the biggest smiles I have ever seen. Unfortunately these photos aren’t available for me to post on the blog as they were taken by a professional photographer and I don’t have digital files of them. But to satisfy (albeit somewhat unsatisfactorily) your curiosity, here’s the sweater without a little 2 yr old in it.
And I completed the commission. I made my first successful pompom for the cute little hat and knitted a pair of mittens as well. The mittens need some practice. I loved the gusset for the thumb, but the actual thumb part itself, I found a little lacking in finesse. Maybe it’s the scale for small child, I’m not sure. Maybe it would be better for an adult. Without further ado, the commission. Both hat and mittens patterns are from Ann Budd’s book, “The Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns.”
I have worked on the trench coat, but will post the progress on the trench sew along later today. Check back after 5pm to see my progress. I think I need about two more evenings of intensive work on it before it will be finished. I never said I was fast. 😉
Also, in somewhat sewing related news, I did a major overhaul of my apt/sewing studio. Story and pictures tomorrow… I know, I’m such a tease.
I’m happy to be back and have missed being connected to you all. I just have been overwhelmed with projects and too little time to blog and comment on other people’s blogs. But hopefully my time commitments will ease up.
Ha, right! *mired in delusions*