Saturday, February 27, 2010

Friday night fever - my way

Upon my hubby's request, I made fish tacos with mango salsa for dinner. YUM! It was beyond delicious and it brightened up this cloudy, blah, winter Friday.
Post dinner, I headed over to my bff's new apartment, where we sat on the floor (she doesn't have furniture) and discussed people and things. I love hanging out with her.
Oh yeah - I am gearing up to work on a project that involves this...
...and these. Will share when I have something to show.
Oh, and I failed to resist this baby alpaca ball of sheer softness, so I will be turning it into a scarf that will allow me to rub it against my neck all the time.
That's all, folks!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

I like to make things

I've been on a kick lately - making my own clothes and accessories via knitting and sewing. First, let me show you the cozy ascot I knitted to wear around my neck. Super soft and simple and cute.
I also sew a baby doll top for myself - the second garment I produced with my own two hands (and a fancy Viking sewing machine).
Here is my project in its full glory. I am still amazed that it actually fits me.
And it looks good! In the pic below, my hubby made me laugh (or angry, sometimes I can't tell the difference).
Oh, and one more view from the back. :)
I am pretty happy and proud. Looks like I have a knack for it.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Inspiring knitting patterns

In my quest for knitting sweater patterns, I stumbled upon Kim Hargreaves, a British knit designer. I've already shared how much I love her designs, and so I finally caved in and ordered three of her pattern books: Breeze, Nectar, and Precious.
The books contain lovely patterns like these:
I just love them! In fact, the first sweater I plan to knit is from her book Thrown Together, which I bought a while ago. I won't reveal the chosen pattern until I receive the yarn I ordered specifically for the pattern. I just wanted to build up enough anticipation to keep you coming back for more. :D

Sunday, February 21, 2010

My first legit sewing project

It is done! I actually finished sewing a pretty little baby dress. And the best part is, it turned out better than I expected it to. In the process, I learned basting, gathering, blind hemming, finishing, button hole sewing, zipper sewing, casing, etc. I just love it!
Can't wait to start on the next project - which is going to be an adult size top. Maybe even something I could wear. We'll see.