Week 2 in January

The Christmas stuff has now been put away in numbered boxes, here is hoping this new system works.
The weather has turned dry and cold so managed a few walks. Hubby and I have signed up for an assessment at the local rec centre.

Books, I added a link in my last post and spelled the author’s name correctly this time as well. I knew nothing about the Armenian diaspora in 1915. That book will stay with me a long time.
Next I read the Crossing Place by Elly Griffiths, a new detective series in England that I quite enjoyed.
Sewing: My sweater dress has been a series of errors and has needed some major problem solving.I started with the Plain and Simple T from Hot patterns. Extended it to the right length and cut the scoop neck. I took in the sides another few inches, so that part is better. The first collar I envisioned (folded over attractively) was a complete failure. Of course, I had already unpicked it out a couple of times before I gave up on that particular idea. That lovely zigzag just sank down into the knit so well. Yuck!
So I recut the collar, managed to get one side bigger than the other but hey, someday I will get good at this. This one I hope has an attractive cross over feature and it will be lovely to wear during these chilly days. I will get pictures tomorrow.

My commenters suggested fabric stash management ideas. I did go to OurSocialFabric last December with a friend and took a small stash donation but they had this great knit for a shirt for hubby so I bought home 3 yards at #2 a metre. The next sale is at the end of the month. Local manufacturers and donations from other sources, both trying to recycle and keep things out of the landfill. Lots of excited shoppers clutching their bags of goodies.

Knitting: I haven’t managed a good photo yet of hayride but I like the pattern with the slip stitch bands and seemed to have a brain freeze when it came to the short row heel but finally it is looking good.I am loving the new needles.

Some cousins had a 24 hour plane delay at the airport, so we picked them up from their hotel and drove to Steveston to look about for a while and had a cup of tea before taking them back to the hotel. It was a glorious sunny day.
Today we had a little snow.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Stephanie V
    Jan 17, 2013 @ 16:51:22

    You’ve been busy! I’ll look up that detective novel…going to the library this morning. I’ve not heard of the fabric place before. Sounds like a place for me to avoid. I’d never donate enough to make up for what I coveted LOL


  2. Wilmer Louser
    Jan 26, 2013 @ 23:57:57

    Hey! I could have sworn I’ve been to this blog before but after browsing through some of the post I realized it’s new to me. Anyways, I’m definitely glad I found it and I’ll be bookmarking and checking back often!


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