Posted by Amber on May 23, 2009
About (gulp!) 10 months ago I last picked up this horrible, horrible scarf I’ve been working on for ages. K1, YO, K2tog. Until you want to die. But 10 months ago I said I was going to keep going until I had 5 grams left in order to make fringe. And you know what I did today?
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! Next I’ll be doing a sewn bind off, adding fringe, blocking, and then … dunno. It’s 50/50 alpaca/silk which makes my nose itch and my skin burn. Anyone want to buy it? Trade for some yarn?
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Posted by Amber on May 8, 2009
Hello my few and far between readers. How have you been? I’ve been tired. Grad school kicked my ass this term, so I’ve been head down in books trying to pull it back together. And when not doing statistics, I’m sleeping.
But! The semester wrapped on Wednesday, I got my grade today (B! Which seems lame to be excited about, but let me re-direct you to the ass kicking I got last semester, and the fact that I’m not curled up in a corner rocking back and forth is a real wonder)… What was I saying? Right, so in honor of having a grade and not having to worry about school until August!! I decided to visit G Street Fabrics and take up a new hobby – sewing!
And in just one night I finished a project … to carry around my unfinished knitting projects.
I used this tutorial, which had a few issues (there are 4 triangles, not 5), but was overall very clear. One thing, totally user error: When the pattern tells you to measure carefully for a professional look… measure carefully for a professional look:
My box isn’t so much a rectangular box so much as a trapezoidal lump. But I love it! And I can’t wait to get a rotary cutter and some bias tape to hide the edges and thread that matches my fabric and a fabric marker and one of those plastic quilter measuring things that makes it easier to fold a straight edge and maybe a little seam presser so I don’t have to keep running to my iron to make things flat.
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