Sunday, November 27, 2005

Hopefully everyone had a very happy Thanksgiving. I had a very yummy and VEGAN one. On Friday my husband and I got up at the crack of dawn to go to IKEA but our living room is finally looking good. The sewing room is also fully functional and I took full advantage of it. I finished seaming up my sweater and I sewed up a new bag for myself.

The sweater is out of Elann's Lara cotton. The pattern is Genoa out of Jaeger's JB16. I'm pretty happy with how it came out. After this photo was taken I washed it by hand and it is currently drying. I hope that the wash will soften up the cotton a bit.

The bag didn't really have a pattern although I used a bag pattern out of one of my Burda magazines as an initial guide. The fabric is a Damask that someone had purchased on vacation and given to me as a gift back in college. I have always loved the fabric but was never sure what to do with it. Some of it was used to make a knitting needle case and the other is now this:

Tuesday, November 22, 2005


So we are all moved in, not unpacked completely, but in nonetheless. I am loving the new place, even though my commute is a bit longer. I never realized how uncomfortable I was in the small Manahattan apt. I feel so much more relaxed in the new place. I don't feel nearly as frantic and crazed. It's wonderful.

I set up my brand new craft table and have all the pieces of my sweater blocking. I'll be seaming it up and adding the neck band tonight. Wish me luck. I may (gasp) have a FO by the end of the week.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Finally Moving

I've taken off all of next week to move. I am very excited about it!

Today I finally took pictures of the Mosaics at the 86th Street station (my current stop) on the 6 train.

I promise a FO when I am fully moved in and back online.

A nice detail

My favorite guy

Monday, November 07, 2005

I'm still here

Next week I'll be moving from Manhattan

to the 'burbs

When I'm settled, I'll be able to resume normal updates. I will have an entire room devoted to sewing/crafting/knitting!!