I just realized I left you hanging, partway through my All That Jazz cowl and the sashiko project with the green fabric.
Well, both are finished. Here’s what I made from the pieces of denim and green cotton.
That was fun.
And just yesterday I bound off the knitted cowl made from Lion Brand Mandala.
It’s been washed and yanked about every which way to try and even up the stitches a bit. The maroon segued into the blue, so one strand traveled throughout, and then I added contrast with different parts of the same colourway.
I am very pleased with my corrugated ribbing – it’s only the second project I’ve made with that feature.
And today I spent a few hours in my sewing room, accompanied by various podcasts from Kate at The Last Homely House, sewing a bag for a yoga teacher.
Do you like the play on words? Namaste Llamaste! I couldn’t resist it when I saw the llama fabric and buttons at work.
And I can’t believe I used to be scared of sewing vinyl. It sews like a dream.
We’re having a cooler week, thankfully, but there’s still a lot of smoke in the air. A new fire started just south of us two days ago.
It’s a little worrying to see that view from your home. It quickly grew and spread and caused homes to be evacuated in the area. We’re ok here but I have friends who have had to relocate until the danger is past.
There’s an even bigger fire north of us as well that makes this one look like a campfire.
I feel like I have smoker’s lungs now and I’m pining for clean air.
I hope all is well for you guys reading this and that you’re able to enjoy your creativity.
Since I took that photo, it’s grown quite a bit. This is Age of Brass and Steam which is a free pattern that I found via Ravelry. It’s very popular with thousands of projects linked. The yarn is Cascade Ultra Pima Paints, a lovely tonal cotton.
There’s been crocheting…
I won’t say too much about this because it’s a test for someone. But it came out CUTE!
And there’s been sewing…
A vinyl zipper pouch based on a Crafty Gemini tutorial (YouTube) called a pinch pouch.
And an actual garment which gave me grief and I had to redo the neck binding but I think it’s wearable now!
Gawd, it’s 34 degrees today with a forecast high for the weekend of 38. What the heck?!?!?!
We don’t have AC so the only way to be sitting here and not dripping is to have the big floor fan going. Downstairs, where my sewing room is, is somewhat cooler. I can see the big maple tree in my front yard blowing about in the wind and I can imagine it’d be like standing on front of a giant hairdryer right now.
And now I have to make dinner so the fan is getting moved to the kitchen!