Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Nancy's Notions Sewing Weekend 2017

As of today, Sewing Weekend is exactly 8 weeks and one day away!

My favorites!!  The Midwest Ya-Ya Sisters will be there Thursday evening.  New patterns!  New ideas!  New jokes?  Maybe, maybe not... but they're always fun to watch.

You can ride the yellow buses.  I wonder if Sparky will be back as bus monitor.
Hey, I'm just sayin'... 
Sew on!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

My Yarn Addiction...

In February I completely lost my mind and signed up for a Knit Along (KAL) at a local yarn store.  I got off to a good start at the cast on party, and continued for several days.  The weekend after the party I had made good enough progress that I was at the point of separating the body from the sleeves:
The KAL Agnes sweater a week after
the knit along started.  I love the color.

Putting the sleeve
stitches on waste yarn.

I've now gotten one sleeve completely done.  Yes, I did knit the entire body of the sweater, down to the bottom ribbing!!  I apologize for not having a more recent photo.  The light is not good at 10 p.m. in my living room.  That's the time I usually fall asleep with the knitting in my lap.

At least I'm beyond the point where I faltered on the last sweater I started for myself.  That one has NO sleeves even started.

I seem to be able to finish a baby sweater, or a kids sweater just fine.  I think my problem has to do with my yarn addiction.  I can't help thinking about the NEXT project any more than I can help thinking about the next quilt when I'm kitting or sewing. :-(

How can you not when things like this are just waiting for you to get your hands on them??

I got a new delivery last week, some luscious pale pink bulky yarn, 100% wool, and I'm looking forward to getting the green sweater done so I can begin a pink one.

Or maybe it will be a vest.  <sigh>  I'm still thinking.

Knit on...