Sunday, May 30, 2010

It's been a long time

...but I managed to finish a dress for my littlest girl. I've cast another dress top onto the knitting needles...and hope to have that one done in a month.
As I sat down to sew, I realized I hadn't really put my sewing corner into order. I usually require four large push pins to anchor the skirt to the bodice. I couldn't find the stuffed animal, a green Loch Ness Monster toy I got years ago on a trip to Scotland, which I now use as a pin cushion. But luckily, the former owner of this home left behind a sewing machine inside a table, along with all their sewing things. So I used her little pin cushion and her teeny tiny pins. They did the trick, but I was sure glad to find Nessie later, because larger pins work best.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

At least someone is knitting

A month ago I had to...scoff with me for a a couple dresses for my baby, because she had grown out of most of her clothes and I hadn't found time to make some for her. A few days ago I cast on a dress top. I plan to make it into a V-neck with cap sleeves to go with some peach floral fabric in my stash.

I used to be able to crank these out in a few days...a week tops! What's happened to me? You can see why it took me over ten minutes to complete a single row this afternoon (as I sat in the car awaiting the older kids to be done with their class). This child is very hands on and HAS to touch everything she sees!

These days go by so quickly, so I'm not sad at all that I haven't much time to knit.