Oh yeah, Knitting ~ Mountain Mama

Friday, May 11, 2007

Oh yeah, Knitting

My sticks have been moving. It's just been at the slow, languid pace that heat brings on. I miss Washington. If it hit 80 in Seattle, it was worth comment. Seattle was much more condusive to year 'round knitting.

So I'll list the projects I remember working on this month:

The mitered cardigan (Vogue Winter 2003 #21) in a Tiara Silk boucle that I got at my LYS Spring Sale.

A linen eylet tunic from the newest Vogue Knitting. I have had this linen yarn for years--since Minnesota--and this Summer I finally found not one, but two tops I can knit with it.

I haven't touched anything else. Heat is not condusive to knitting with wool.

I have been sewing. The Hancock Fabrics in my town is going out of business and the sales are great. I've made:

An oriental brocade peplum jacket
A simple Bias-cut sleeveless top
A peasant blouse with a gorgeous embroidered concoction
A blue and beige "June Cleaver meets Gap" dress that I may wear on Mother's day.
A Corset. !?! or two !?! Okay, it's not what it sounds like. The fact is, I love costumes. I watch many movies just for the dresses and historic is my favorite. I have always wanted to make a corset and when the fabric plus notions (14 yards of boning for $3.00!!) was less than ten bucks...

I have no camera. I'm sorry. I know it would be so much better to have pictures, but the camera is broken.


  1. !) Camera phone? I only use a camera phone.

    2) Corsets aren't just for Ren Faire geeks and Goths anymore. Go get your super hotness on!

  2. Reply 1: You know, despite having worked for T-Mobile, I have not been able to convert my cellphone into a lifeline. It is a mere practicality for me. I prepay 1000 minutes, and approximately 18-24 months later, I buy 1000 more. No, the camera is the way to go for me.

    Reply 2: And yet, somehow I don't think the world is ready to se me in a corset for everyday wear!


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