Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Knitted Diamond Lace Sweater

For those of you sick of reading about my knitting are S.O.L.  I was going to include all the fashion-related deets of my trip to England but then I got lazy.  I didn't actually buy any fabric while I was there, but I went to two fashion museums and a fashion exhibit at Kensington Palace featuring dresses worn by the Queen, Princess Margaret, and Princess Diana.  It was all pretty awesome.  I will post pictures at some point.

Anyway, I knitted my first real full-length pullover!  How exciting.  All the details are on my Ravelry Project Page.

Total Cost: $23.92

The sleeves don't look so long and sloppy in real life.  They're a teensy bit longer than they need to be, but not as crazily long as they look in these pictures.

I used Knit Picks Shine Sport sportweight yarn in Pistachio.  I'm really into mint right now.  And I'm hopping on the oversized sweater train.  I like to think I'm pretttttty on trend.

Sox also digs this sweater.  He slept on it all day while it was blocking.

He also flopped all over it.

Andddd he tried to eat it while I was knitting it.  What a turd.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Simone's Kelly Skirt

I made my dear friend Simone a Kelly Skirt for her birthday....a year ago.  I kept forgetting to blog about it.  I wish I had a picture of her wearing it.

I bought the fabric at Jo-Ann Fabrics (of course).  My favorite part of this project was picking out the fabric.  Simone and I have different taste, so it was fun to choose something that she would like.  (I understand that not everyone loves turquoise, polka dots, and pink floral prints as much as I do.)

I used green thread for the topstitching, which I think is a really cute detail, if I do say so myself.

I pre-washed this fabric before I sewed it and I ran it through the wash again after I finished the skirt to get off all the markings and what not, and the colors ran.  There are red splotches all over place.  I don't know what would cause that to happen.  It made me pretty mad and it makes me pretty mad to think about it now, actually.

On a happier note, I'm going to England with my family!  My father is from there and we are going to London and then going to visit his sisters in Dorset.  My mother and I have some big fashion and fabric related plans, which I am wicked excited about.

In regards to recently finished projects, I finished a knitted cardigan weeks ago but got lazy about taking a picture and then my father left for England with his camera, so no pictures of that until after the trip.  I also have a crocheted cardigan in the works but ran out of yarn with a half of a sleeve left to go and I'm waiting for someone on Ravelry to send me some more.  Here's a little sneak peek of the crocheted cardigan:

 For those of you who are sick of reading about knitted and crocheted projects, I'm sorry.  Warm weather brings out the knitter in me, I guess.  I am hoping to finish two partially completed sewing projects this summer before school begins, so I promise there will be some sewing posts soonish.