I have knit many things over the 7.5 years I have been knitting, but one thing I had never done was a skirt. So when Whitney said we should do a knit along of the Bryn Mawr skirt, I thought, why not?
The skirt was supposed to be finished in the first part of October, but since I was in Canada at the time, and then in Germany, I knew I was going to be very late. And now it has been done for a long time, and sitting longingly on the chair in my bedroom, waiting to be photographed. Success!
I am pleasantly surprised at how it turned out! I really didn’t think I would like it much, but it’s kinda cute. I am going to wear it out for lunch on Friday to see how it wears. Hopefully it doesn’t sag too much in the bum or anything.
This was my October project for my 12 in 12 challenge (nice that I am posting all the info on the last day of November). November has ended up being 1.5 pairs of socks and three baby hats. I am hoping to finish the second sock soon, and then for December I really would like to knit Shapely Boyfriend.
Has anyone else been doing a full year project or challenge? How is it going? Are you like me and having a hard time finishing? Especially with the craziness that is holiday prep. Sheesh.
I hope everyone in the States had a good turkey day yesterday and got to spend some time with people you love. I had a good day of getting caught up on work and home stuff, which included a super overdue fabric organization. I have been ordering fabric in larger amounts, but it never comes on bolts. So I went to my Joanns and asked for some of their empty ones.
Anything over 2 yards is now on bolts, and anything between 0.5-2 yards is on comic book cards as mini bolts. The smaller stuff I separated out into project sizes (box bags, crayon rolls, etc) and the scraps I organized by colour into little bins.
I had a chance to sit and relax outside a bit too, which was much needed. We had absolutely perfect weather yesterday.
TJ and I had a little bit of turkey and went to see the Muppets movie last night (super cute if you were a fan of the show years ago). I am kinda hoping they bring back a weekly show.
I wanted to let you know that you have a chance to win one item from my shop over on Sew Mama Sew! this week as part of their Handmade Holidays series. I have eagerly awaited this series for a couple of years, as I get a lot of my gift giving ideas from their lists. It is a whole month of tutorials divided up into categories, and if you comment on the post you have a chance to win all kinds of prizes. Go check it out!
Today we are going to have a leisurely bacon and egg breakfast, and then head out to a hockey game (which is more of an event in VA then you would imagine ). Tomorrow we are going to be helping some very good friends move, so everyone keep your fingers crossed that the rain they are calling for doesn’t happen. And also keep your fingers crossed that the guys will give us girls a break, because I just taught my girlfriend how to knit and I am sure we could use some more lesson time
Don’t forget that my Black Friday/Small Biz Saturday/Cyber Monday sale continues all weekend. Enter freeshipping at checkout to get, you guessed it, free shipping. (On a side note, I think Sunday must feel left out. Let’s have a contest to come up with the most interesting thing for Sunday. Like Polka-dot Socks Sunday, or Underwear on our Heads Sunday. Ideas? Discuss.)
I so want to be able to show you my finished Bryn Mawr skirt. And I really do mean that, because it has been finished for a while. It is sadly sitting upstairs on the bed waiting for a day that isn’t dark and dreary so that I can take a picture. It looks cute, but for now you will just have to trust me. Hopefully this weekend (between going to the Muppets Movie and a hockey game) I will get a chance to take a good pic.
For those of you who are starting your Christmas shopping this weekend, I am having a sale in my shop.
Free shipping for everything, to anywhere in my shop this weekend (today thru Monday)! Just enter FREESHIPPING at checkout. That includes international shipping too (I know you guys often get the shaft from US shops).
I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving tomorrow. I am thankful for so many things (including 2 thanksgivings a year). My husband, my friends and family (especially the friend that is family ), and the fact that I have been given the opportunity to do something I love. Thank you all for helping to make that possible!
Now, go eat too much, sleep in, do puzzles, watch football or whatever you do with your family. And don’t forget to support your local and small businesses!
Our modern quilt guild has been working on a couple of different charity projects, and I managed to finish up two of them this morning.
These two little quilts are headed off to Quilts for Kids (as soon as I have had a chance to show everyone at the next meeting. Both of these quilts were pieced by Melinda (who is sadly blogless) and quilted and bound by me. The first one was actually a kit that that Downy donated.
It has super sweet farm animal fabric, so I decided to quilt it with little sheep.
The second one Melinda made out of fabrics she had on hand. I am sure I shouldn’t pick a favourite, but this one is it.
How adorable is that background fabric? It has owls and racoons, woodpeckers and even opossum. I wanted to quilt this one with a cute owl, but all I had was a more realistic, aka scary looking, owl so I went with teddy bears instead.
Thanks to Laura for the use of your machine. I hope these will keep a couple of kids nice and snuggly, and show some Mommies the love too!