Friday, January 8, 2016

Put A Pom Pom On It... A Fur One

With the longer winter nights, I have found myself sitting in front of the TV more than usual...but my family with tell you that I am terrible at sitting still for an entire movie or TV show. So I thought I would start some knitting again....a small project of course...

I found this hat pattern in a Bernat pattern booklet. I have made this hat for my daughters using a lighter yarn that was super cute. This time around I used Loops & Threads Charisma in red. I love the color and thought that the fur pom pom in a brown that matched closely to my hair color would be fun.

This pattern is knit on straight needles and I treated myself to a  new pair of Knit Picks needles...have any of you used these?! I love them! 

 The pattern looks complicated to (at least to my untrained knitters eye) but it really isn't. I made this hat in two evenings...pretty good for me. I think that my best knitting really does come is small projects and if I can add a cool pom pom...even better!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Ignorance Is Bliss

Happy New Year everyone! Christmas is now all packed away and like everyone else, I'm looking forward to a new year. I love new beginnings and goals, financial goals, personal growth etc... but when it comes to my sewing, this year I am going to ignore my thoughts about resolutions and goals. yikes!  Yup. Let's just wait and see what happens and where my wardrobes needs and more importantly, where creativity leads. I just want to keep sewing fun and enjoyable!
Here's to blissful ignorance of sewing goals in 2016!

Butterick 6244 has been pretty popular these days. Eryn from Sew Style Me made an awesome sleeveless version in orange, I love the classic camel color of Lori's of Girls In The Garden, and Frivolous At Last's Lori's plaid version is GORGEOUS! I made this red one back in early November and have worn it so much, I think I wore it for every Christmas shopping excursion I went on. It just seems to be a perfect addition to my wardrobe.

This pattern is a really good staple to have in your collection. The style is a loose one, so of course fit issues are minimal and it is a simple make....although...I did have some trouble with the darts but once I figured that out, I was fine. I couldn't find a good explanation for this at the time but after looking for help on share with you and found a sewalong for this coat through Lori. Thanks Lori!! Go read about the front darts before you yourself the trouble.

For my coat, I used a lightweight basket weave coating. When choosing a fabric for this pattern be sure that either both sides are the same or the wrong side is nice because it will show.

So, now I'm off to catch up on my favorite blogs... I have missed you all!
Let's have fun with our sewing this year!