Cashmere Goddess Update
Good morning peeps! I have taken to thinking of my skirt as the Cashmere Goddess, so I will heretoforward refer to her as such. The Cashmere Goddess is coming along. Last night I prepped the facings, interfacing, and lining, and cut out the pattern pieces. Of course, I changed up my facing fabric. Originally it was going to be an alphabet print, but the “suBtlety” of the planets print won me over. It ties in my love of Star Trek with my love for sewing. A match made in the heavens (bad pun intended)
My lining fabric was really easy to cut out. I know it’s polyester, but for whatever reason, it behaved and didn’t slither about as I was cutting. What a nice change from the usual hair pulling.
Here’s a sneak peek of the front slit of my skirt.
I also worked on Jack’s sweater last night while catching up with all the new Fall shows I have been DVR’ing (anyone else love all the new shows this season too?!?). I can’t believe I don’t use the cable stitch more often in my knitting, because I absolutely adore it.
True story: When I was pregnant with Jack I lived in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, way down by the Verrazano Bridge. I had to take the R train into Mid-town to work every day. It was a good 45 minutes to 1 hour on the train. Since I was pregnant through the winter months and didn’t start showing until January, my winter coat hid my pregnancy from fellow commuters and I rarely got a seat on the train. I was and am still quite peeved about that, especially when in the Spring, it was quite obvious I was pregnant and still people wouldn’t give up their seats for me. Ok, back to knitting. At the time, I was knitting a scarf for my mom with a pretty complex cable pattern. I stood, balancing my pregnant self on the train, knitting while using the cable needle every day for months, only dropping the cable needle once. Now if you know how to cable, you know how difficult this is. I am pretty proud of that scarf. So pretty. But that was my first cabling experience and I never forgot how exciting it is to see that pattern show up on the right side of your work as you knit. SO COOL!
So here’s where I am with Jack’s sweater back so far.
Isn’t that cable pattern so stinking cute? I love it! I hope you don’t mind that I’m posting my incremental progress on these projects. As my family and friends know about me, I can’t keep an exciting, happy secret and I can’t help sharing projects in mid-creation. A character flaw or an endearing quality? You decide. 😉