Friday, April 27, 2007

Sew what?

jewelry case inside
Originally uploaded by genegrl1.
What happens when you totally fuck up something? Once in a while you get something really cute. I wanted to try my hand at sewing a cosmetic bag. I found this tutorial online that seemed easy enough. Instead of printing it out or having it nearby to glance at, I went by the seat of my brain...not the greatest idea. Of course, let me remind you I cant sew or cut straight, never have I sewed in a zipper, or really have any common sense. So I went on about doing it. I made a template, all nice and straight. Cut it. Instead of that thing you put in, cant think of the name, i put in batting to give it a puffy feel. The pieces came out all different sizes. no problam, i'll think of something. It took a few tries to get the zipper right. Then I forgot the next step. Did I go and look for the answer, hell no. I made shit up. So in the end instead of a cosmetic bag, I got a jewelry case. I dont know, but I really like. Some days it pays to fuck up.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Mail Call

A while back I signed up for the Knitterly Letter Swap hosted by Domesticat. It is turning out to be lots of fun. Its been ages since I've hand written a letter and had a pen pal. Seriously people, join in on the fun.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Learning Curve

I cant believe its been this long since I've blogged. So, what have I been up to. My aunt's blanket has been going slow. I have had to adjust the pattern a bit, again. Details when its done. Last month I finally finished my first pair of real sock, heals and all. You can really tell that its my first pair... can you spot all the ladders?

The project that I started a swatch for was a pattern for a cardigan I saw in Knit.1 . I did the swatch the EZ way. At first I thought that was an odd way to do a swatch, but I had a lot of fun making it. Way to go EZ! This cardigan has been driving me crazy, even though I haven't started on it. I have been trying to find the perfect yarn for it. I've looked all over the internet for a cheap way to do it. All the yarns I want would cost me around $60. I thought that it was a bit steep. I wouldn't even pay that much in a store. I was looking for very springy colors... greens, aqua, coral. But, I was walking around Hobby Lobbyland yesturday when I can across the perfect yarn. The name of the yarn " I love this yarn". It is cheap... $2 for over 300 yards. They were limited in colors, so I went with red. I got to thinking... since this is my FIRST sweater try, maybe some cheap yarn would be best to work with. I wont feel bad if I mess really bad. Plus, if it works well, I could always make another one with better quality yarn.

I almost forgot, I got a sewing machine, a real one. So far its great. I cant wait to start some of my sewing projects that I have lined up