Lazy Friday

chocolate bite

A bite of the good stuff, then a day of chores accompanied by a whole lot of new music (there's even more than that...thanks M!!). Life is peaceful and content.



Completed: Bunny

lmkg bunny

Started: 2.24.07
Finished: 3.17.07~ish
Pattern source: Last-Minute Knitted Gifts, by Joelle Hoverson
Yarn: Whatever the book recommended--I think it was two skeins of Blue Sky Alpacas 100% Sport Weight Alpaca, probably in Taupe or Light Tan, along with one skein of Joseph Galler Belangor in the light pink color

The pattern was very easy, and this was a very quick project. It turned out great, minus the neck, which is strategically covered by the scarf above. That was my fault though--I really liked the way the bunny looked less than fully stuffed, sort of flat, really, so I sewed it up like that. I didn't realize that it made the neck look really bad that way--if I gathered it like the pattern suggested, it had a bunch of pucker lines, and if I didn't gather it, it had a strangely wide neck. As it is I've left it ungathered and strangely wide but covered by a scarf. I wonder if I did the embroidery for the nose/mouth differently if I would like it more. Possibly. Anyway, it turned out cute enough, so I'm not displeased.

As a warning to those of you who may think about making this, I barely got the two skeins of alpaca to make it through the whole project. Actually, I did not--I ended up using a similar looking yarn to sew some of the bunny together, because I totally ran out of the alpaca. Oh, and as a side note, I think it is possibly my favorite yarn I have ever worked with...so so soft.



Completed: Book Cover

Inspired by this:

book cover

Mostly successful, after some key forgetfulness (seam allowances? what seam allowances?). It seems to be a theme in my sewing projects lately.



Some Nothing

What I'm still working on after a long time:

shawl ip
kimono shawl

irish scarf ip
irish hiking scarf #2

What I've been thinking about working on for a long time:

book cover planning
book covers

On another note, I'm really loving yellow right now. I'm thinking about these shoes to go with this:

patent yellow stripe bag


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