LifestyleWith the sun shining we decided to head out to New Minas in the morning. We had a few things to do but we really wanted to be out due to the weather being perfect. We were happy we made the decision to go in the morning.
SewingI spent the afternoon finishing up Kate's dress. It turned out fitting her quite well after taking in the side seams to 3/8". I know what I will do differently the next time I make it. In all it is a nicely drafted pattern for 18" dolls.
Anna wore her new shoes that arrived two days ago. Kate's shoes have been in their bag for a year now.
I also made Anna a necklace. The beads are a mixture of shiny and dull and were perfect for this outfit. I used clear seed beads between the larger beads.
Next up is tops and capri length leggings for the Easter weekend. Anna wants a chain necklace to wear with this outfit.
KnittingOne of our stops was to the wool shop in Wolfville. I wanted to buy Karbonz double pointed needles which they don't carry. Instead I walked out with yarn.
This yarn I wanted as I love the color way. It isn't denim but so beautiful. The colour is Agave. I know it will go with some items of clothing I want to make for myself. I see a shawl to wear with a lovely blue faux suede jacket I have percolating in my mind.
I will probably buy another skein of it next month.
I also bought these two skeins of yarn to make Anna a petticoat and over dress. If I can reverse the colors, I will make two of each.
These are not for sale items as this wool is expensive and you would never recoup your cost.
I knit on Kate's white cotton sweater and have 10 to 11 rows left to finish the first sleeve. It fits her and looks nice with her dress.
I also knit on the dishcloth and need to continue working on it at home and at Fibre Ops. I really want to start a new project even if it is another dish cloth. I have so many projects I want to knit. But I am a person who can only handle two projects on the go at a time. I am also a person who likes to use up every inch of yarn before I start new balls. I am trying to break that habit but it is really hard.
TodayIt is Fibre Ops at the library and I have a bunch of hand sewing to do in the afternoon. I also need to get groceries.
Until the next time...............