Archive for November, 2006

Finished the scarf

November 25, 2006

This went really fast!

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It’s the Here and There Cables scarf from Scarf Style.  As written, it was coming out far to wide and short, so I changed from four pattern repeats across to three, which still left lots of texture.  The finished scarf is about 7″ x 80″

And now…some sewing in my sewing blog

November 25, 2006

A guild board member gave me this cute square from Loralie’s new sewing fabric, and I needed a new tote to carry sewing guild stuff to meetings, so behold — the Sewing Lady Tote!

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It’s my own design. 12x15x4. Perfect for a couple of binders and miscellaneous folders.

Now I need another one for the rest of my stuff…

I like being green!

November 12, 2006

I finished this tee just before this year’s road trip using fabric from last year’s road trip:

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It’s from Burda WOF, May 2005 #139. It’s a great pattern, and easy to fit.

I just got Norah Gaughan’s Knitting Nature and I think I need to make a sweater — the long one with the hexagon trim around the front opening. I’m trying to pick the right yarn…I’m torn between gorgeous wools and looking for something not scratchy. Sure wish I had a good LYO so I could touch stuff before committing.

ASG Fun — ROAD TRIP!!!

November 6, 2006

Tomorrow’s the monthly ASG meeting, so while I thinking guild-y thoughts, I thought I’d mention our fabric buying road trip last month. We went to Tulsa, visiting two cool suppliers.

Our first stop was at the Be Sew Inn, which was hosting the semi-annual Cloth Merchants fabric sale. I can’t find a web site for them, but there’s a good PR review with phone numbers and stuff: Cloth Merchants Review. They had some of the most wonderful fabrics I’ve ever seen. Good prices, considering the quality. Generally, heaven.  It was a good thing I’d been saving my fabric money for a couple of months, because I went a bit nuts…

Our second stop was at Cyrilla’s Artful Needle, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. This is a fashion/quilting store that also has a bead shop! And, unlike a couple of other fashion/quilting stores I’ve seen, they really seem to put a fair focus on the fashion side. And the beads are, of course, mighty tempting! This is a bad picture, but you might be able to tell that there are about a dozen of us, lined up to buy!

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More Scarves from Last Year

November 3, 2006

I did a couple of non-Scarf Style scarves last winter, as well:

This one, in Knit Picks Wool of the Andes, was from one of the Vogue Scarves boooks.

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A gift for my aunt, this one was done in Knit Picks Shimmer, which was lovely to work with. The lace pattern came from Vogue Knitting.

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I’m still working on the red Here and There Cables –I decided to drop to 3 pattern repeats, and have gotten through 2 of the eight balls of yarn.