Tuesday, October 13, 2015

This and That

Alright, so let's start off with the weekend finished sweater. Okay, so there's that. It's far from perfect, but it did prove that there is an easier way to knit a wearable sweater than knitting a bunch of pieces ans seaming them together. There was no seaming at all for this one. It was worked from the top down and the arms were added on at the end from held stitches. If I ever run across some nice, cheap, thicker yarn, I might give it another go just to see how it looks with bulky yarn. Either way, it's wearable, so a success.

That of course, is not what I did yesterday. Yesterday I constructed the oldest child's Halloween costume. She decided she wanted to be Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel. So most of the individual bits she needed for the costume could be ordered, but I had to create the design on the tunic. Since the fabric I was using wasn't stretchy and the tunic was, the best way was to unfortunately sew everything by hand. This picture was before I actually sewed the lighting bolt on and the last bit which was to add a yellow border to the bottom edge as well. My fingers are still a little sore this morning from the task, but I finished it. We still need to get or make a mask and an arm band, but those are small projects compared to this last part.

I also managed to do a little tatting with my day as well. I
was just remaking this simple metal free choker for the shop. After all that sitting and working, we spent the rest of the afternoon moving about our existing decor to create Halloween displays. The only decorations we tend to put away are the lights, window clings, and some gauzy fabrics. Everything else is on display all year long. So we definitely used our day off from schooling to its most productive end. I even started another crochet project in the evening that I think might lead to a potential holiday gift project, but it's too early to tell.

Today it's back to schooling and only having a little time to waste with yarn and thread. I think I'm actually looking forward to it.

1 comment:

Karen said...

Top down was a favorite for me when I was knitting. Yours looks great. And I really like the hair color!