In which I share my sewing successes and failures, the struggle to find the perfect fit on an imperfect body and anything else that crosses my mind.
Saturday, 31 October 2009
February Lady Sweater done!
As focussed as I have been on the wardrobe competition, I have also been working on some other side projects. One of those is to finally finish the February Lady Sweater from Flint Knits. I think this must be the most popular free pattern on the web and for good reason. It is super versatile as you knit from the top down and can adjust the length of the body and sleeves to suit as you go. I will admit it looks a little like a bed jacket here but I promise, with jeans it actually looks a lot cooler!
This project took me ages because, while knitting in one piece avoids all that tedious finishing (which I don't really mind to be honest), it does mean you are working on a huge heavy piece with loads of stitches. This is not really compatible with sharing your life with a burmese princess who is not happy about sharing your lap. And since Desmo is nice enough to let me live in her house and feed her and pay all the bills then I really should repay the kindness by leaving my lap as available as possible.
As is typical, the warm weather has finally arrived so this piece will now go into a drawer for several months but I have managed to take it out of the house a couple of times to linger in the freezer section of the supermarket!
I am obsessed with fashion, style and everything in between. I fantasise about creating the perfect capsule wardrobe in which I have hardly any clothes but manage to look fabulously turned out for every occasion. The reality is quite different....I make most of my own clothes - sometimes I get it right, sometimes I don't