Monday, May 10, 2010

Knitting Socks

No pictures to share yet, but I am working on my 2nd pair of socks.  I am enjoying knitting socks, and trying my best not to buy more sock knitting patterns!!!  Help me, please.  LOL

Lena Horne

What a wonderful lady, may she rest in peace.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

My grand daughter in her dress.

Here are a few pictures of a dress for my grand daughter. She loves the dress and receives many compliments on it, and even a couple of custom orders for dresses.  Of course with a hem like that I had to have her twirl a little bit.  Initially she saw the fabric while I was making a top for me and she said, "mmm...I'd like a dress out of that material".  So...I pretended not to pay attention and surprised her with the dress.

The fabric is a polyester jersey, and for the life of me I can't remember wehre I bought it online and I got it a a very good price - as I recall I purchased 5 yards because I like the design of the fabric. I used a New Look pattern that is at least a few years old.  I used a size 10, but used 1/4 inch seam allowances to allow for a larger size.  Hopefully the pattern is not out of print because she likes the style and wants another dress made with a different color scheme and design.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Knitting's a Privilege - Mo Rocca - Does It Again - (CBS Sunday Morning)

Mo Rocca eats crow, but learns the valuable art of knitting... as long as it he doesn't confuse it with crocheting.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Sewing Instruction

Today I just confirmed a sewing lesson for a young lady who wants to learn to sew. From what I understand she has absolutely no experience sewing and I am looking forward to teaching all I can.

I will have to remember to take my camera to get shots of the progress we make along the way. I'm excited!!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Friday, March 5, 2010

Friday, March 5, 2010

UPDATE!!!

Whew...it take take me a while to get back here, please forgive my neglect.

For Valentines'
Day I knit a shrug for my dear daughter, and she loves it. It's a crimson color, and I must say, I like the color myself.











I'd like to make a couple more shrugs from this pattern it is comfy (now you know I tried it on while I was knitting it. One additional thing I have learned from knitting: check the website of the publiser of the pattern because many times there are corrections to the pattern.