OMG, have you seen this?
A whole website dedicated to vintage (25+ years old) sewing patterns, available to view and some to purchase. I found a retro dress pattern that looks stylish and very easy to make, the Butterick “walk-away” dress pattern.
Like I need more projects for me to work on. You know, work just gets in the way of all the stuff I really want to do, you know?
I find some interesting vintage patterns at the thrift store from time to time, I always check out what may be there. That, and look for yarn. Always looking for yarn.
NyQuil and DayQuil have been my friends this past week.
All winter I’m bundled up, taking vitamins and emergen-c, and now I catch a cold. I’m stuffy and have been blowing my nose. I have an interview tomorrow and a civil service test Friday. I need to be a lot sharper than I am now.
I am attempting to crochet a hat pattern without getting confused or losing my spot. Wish me luck.
Hope you feel better.
Just had to share.
Gavin’s cartoons are so inspiring. He’s got some good advice here for working at home. I know I am a slacker at it a lot of the time (my dogs are my achilles heel, I could just nap with them all day), so his advice is most helpful.
If you haven’t already, check out Gav’s website and other inspirations.
I love this big, fat, soft, chunky yarn in this green and I have been chomping at the bit to make something awesome out of it and have decided to try my hand at a hat. Yep, a slouchy winter hat. Spring is almost here, but what the hell, I’m going for it.
I have found crochet to be a lot more forgiving than knitting when it comes to making a pattern, but I still am getting the hang of chaining and turning and where to start on the next row. The Craft Yarn Council has a great how-to page on reading a crochet pattern. I got all the abbreviations but the counting throws me off.
I already had to rip out one row and start over.
But that’s the beauty of crochet, easy to rip out a row, easy to put it back on. I’m afraid I don’t have enough yarn for this patter though, so I’m trying to decide if I am just going to take some yarn I already have an add on to this one, or buy some more of this green to finish it.
I really like the green.