So, I took Rachael Herron’s column from the last Vogue Knitting magazine to heart, “EVICTING THE STASH BEAST: Minimalism for crafters who have too much” and started going through my stash. I used the old keep-donate-undecided method and here’s what was in the donate pile when I called it quits for now last night.
If I had to guess, I’d say that this particular lot is 50% leftovers from past projects and 50% OMG! What was I thinking when I bought this???
I plan to drop off this at Goodwill on my way to pottery class this afternoon. I have to do it quickly before I change my mind. 😉
Here’s a peek at what came off my sewing machine this weekend:
McCalls pattern 7638
12 oz. denim
I’m very proud of this — when I tried it on, I saw it was WAY to big across my shoulders – which are really really narrow. I knew I wouldn’t wear it if I did at least try to take it up and so I went to YouTube, watched a tutorial on shortening the shoulders of a garment a couple of times, screwed up my courage and gave it a whirl. And guess what!! I did it! I actually altered a garment to make it fit better and it worked! For someone who is teaching herself as she goes along, this is a really big deal! 👏👍👏
ON MY NEEDLES
designed by Hannah Fettig
Euroflax Yarn in Burgundy
Here’s a look at the swatch I did – I think you can get a better idea on the color….
I think that just about does it for today. I do plan on doing a little baking this afternoon, I have a taste for something sweet this morning.
From caring comes courage. Lao Tzu