Thursday, September 04, 2008

already neglecting the blog

I've been busy, and somewhat camera-forgetful. right now i'm working on a pair of socks from new pathways (my new favorite sock book) with some of my handspun, and i'm also working on my 2nd rhinebeck sweater (all i can say right now is i hope it's cold oct 18-19). the weather here has turned decidedly summery again so i'm not that exciting about knitting. i've also been practicing quilting with my darning foot, and i suck at free-motion quilting. if anyone can tell me the secret to not getting a huge tangle of threads on the bobbin side, i'm open to it. i can't tell if it's my machine or if it's me, but it's probably me.

what can i dig up from the archives today? my next Project I Finished Ages Ago is the Silky Negligee from Sensual Knits.
Silky Negligee from Sensual Knits & Simplicity 3850
Project Stats:
Started May 19, Finished June 15
Yarn: Fearless Fibers Superwash Merino in Thoroughbred, 1 skein
Needles: 40" Addi turbos
Size: XS
Notions: 1/4" satin ribbon (i think) and 4 coconut buttons.

i only had one skein of yarn, so my version is a camisole. it drapes beautifully and shows the lace to its advantage. i think this yarn is a fabulous choice for garments. i love the way the shades of brown blend together in a harmonious fashion.

i can't recall much about the pattern except that it got boring after awhile. it was relaxing and good for tv knitting. i don't wear this very often, but i think i should wear it more. i suppose it's not really a summer knit. whoever said that one can wear fingering weight garments in all seasons was being a bit disingenuous in my opinion. however, i can see myself wearing it more during the fall with a jacket over it.

i also sewed the shorts from my old standard, simplicity 3850. i added more thigh room and used twill from the stash. i love this pattern, mostly b/c of the yoke front pockets and the faux pocket flaps on the back. i have thought about doing a hybrid of this pattern and the SewU pants so i can keep the front yoke pockets (instead of patch pockets) and the back yoke of the SewU pattern. i do desperately need new pants, so maybe i will get to this sooner rather than later.

i suppose i have an announcement of sorts since my backlog of old projects is wearing thin. i have attempted to jump into the realm of self-publishing knitting patterns. i will likely post my patterns for sale in the next few days. right now i consider myself more of a hobbyist, and i'm not quite ready to set up an independent pattern store. however, i am looking to have a place to share my patterns outside of ravelry. for now, this space will suffice.

3 comments:

  1. (psst, you don't have to be a member of ravelry to buy and download patterns sold on there. You can post links here to get the pattern.)

    Anyway - the camisole is cute on you! I'm always so envious of how you can get away with using so little yarn to get a garment that fits you. I wish I was that tiny!

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  2. I really like your camisole interpretation of the pattern! Not sure where I'd wear a negligee, but the camisole will look good with shorts, jeans, anything.

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  3. I suck at free motion quilting too - I've given up and always use the walking foot. (I keep thinking I should maybe take a class or something because it sure would be nice to be good at it!)
    Your camisole is beautiful!

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