August 30, 2008

Finally Back

Posted in Finished Objects at 3:38 pm by merknits

I’ve been back from vacation for a while, but have felt a bit overwhelmed with catching up at work and at home.  Luckily the husband is back in town too!

We went to Seattle for a few days to enjoy the cool weather and meet up with some friends from college.  We had gorgeous weather and especially enjoyed a day trip to Mt. Rainier.  I finished a new hat just in time for our hike – it was much too hot to wear it, but I got some good FO pictures!

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Pattern: Slouch for All Seasons
Yarn: Louisa Harding Grace Silk and Wool (1.5 balls)
Notes: I couldn’t resist the beautiful color of the yarn, especially since it was on sale.  It’s so nice and soft and worked perfectly for the hat.  The pattern made a great traveling project!

We also went to Bainbridge Island and stopped by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas where they had some great yarns and patterns on sale.  Here’s what I picked up:

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My current project (Catriona) is a bit slow going, so perhaps I’ll save pictures of that for next time.  Hope everyone has a nice weekend!

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August 6, 2008

Taking the Easy Way Out

Posted in Sewing at 8:18 pm by merknits

I decided that this fabric that I had originally bought to make a dress didn’t want to be a garment.  Made it a whole lot easier to cut the stuff straight (and it didn’t matter so much if I messed up).

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This is the Tokyo Tie Bag from Sew Everything Workshop by Diana Rupp.  I just got this book and absolutely love it!  It’s a great beginner sewing book with clear directions and some really cute patterns!  Like this:

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So cute!  I’ve also cast on for Catriona  but I couldn’t get a good picture, so you’ll just have to wait until later to see the fun cables!

**Ooh, I had chosen the name for this post about five minutes before the Beatles’ “Day Tripper” came up on my MP3 player.  Freaky!

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