Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Sewing in a Straight Line

I set aside my latest knitting project for a while and decided to try something that I've wanted to do for a VERY long time.  

Like my skirt...?

Beeeecause...  I made it!!!

All on my own, in a single evening, with the help of Brett Bara's fabulous Sewing in a Straight Line.  
Her book is beyond easy to understand, and the projects are clothes that I can actually see myself making and wearing.  Some that I'm definitely planning on making include two great skirts (one of which I made tonight!), a cardigan, a dress, and some cute home decor and gift projects.  

I can't tell you how accomplished I feel!  I'm totally wearing my new skirt tomorrow.  :)


Sunday, August 28, 2011

Increasing Stitches (kf+b)

I love learning new things!  I was so intimidated when I started this project, but I just took a breath and worked through it step by step!  

It actually looks like something now!  

Friday, August 26, 2011

Another work in progress...

This is the first time I've tried knitting in the round with circular needles.  Plus, I learned how to pick up stitches, place markers, and hold stitches on scrap yarn.

Look, it's a heart. :)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011