Knitting Funk, More Sewing
So, I’ve been somewhat in a knitting funk since the knitting olympics. I don’t think it’s because I burnt myself out, I actually think it’s due to the very beautiful spring we’ve been having here. The sun has been out, the garden is growing and knitting is just not what I’ve been into.
I did make Anthony help me rearrange my craft room some the other day, and I’ve been dreaming of sewing projects. I also have a few past projects that I have been meaning to share, so I’ll start with those.
Some fun napkins I made for a friends birthday. I got the fabric at Piece by Piece. It’s very satisfying making perfect little squares. I made two in each color and I believe they measure about 14″x 14″.
My purple and blue tea cozy to go over the giant tea pot from Bennington Potters.
I made the pattern up myself using a stack and slash (I think it’s called something else. That sounds too horror movie.) technique. I measured the tea pot and created a pattern that would fit. Made some bias tape for the edge. The main body is linen.
This is a bag that I made for my sister for Christmas. I had thrifted the red canvas, and it took me awhile to find the lining, but when I saw this, I knew it was the perfect match. I’m not usually an orange lover, but this just seemed too perfect.
I’m finally starting to think that it may be time for a real sewing machine. (I have a hand me down singer that doesn’t really have very good stitch length/tension control). I would love to hear what sewing machine you love and why you love it.
A small footnote, I’m now on Twitter! You can find me at stringsandyarn. Lots of smaller updates there!