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Today is Little Friday!
The week behind was kind of rough, and the coming week looks to be no less cumbersome. I don’t know about you, but I could use some encouraging thoughts. Imagine my delight when I saw this in my feed today:
I’ve just ordered her book to bring with me on next week’s travels. I think it should be terrific company! Happy Little Friday!
An airplane hat (as in started on the plane, finished at the hotel. That’s all I’ve got this gloomy Monday. Looking forward to a slow walk with Russell Jenkins and Peanutbutter, a bike ride, some catching up with work emails and a couple hours of knitting to reintroduce myself to a regular work-week! Happy Monday!
So, nope. I didn’t even look for fabric to make it. This week, though! All those straight seams mean I’ll be done in a jiffy — at least in time to sport a Make.Do.-made apron at crafty supermarket/crafty bastards. What I did do was:
First, I sewed in a zipper by hand on a knitted cardigan.
Note the matching booties. Sometimes, I get the fever I completely forgot to knit a zipper band, but had done a garter stitch edge on each side of the zipper, so I think it worked fine. I’ll get to practice again when I make another one for this little fella’s big brother.
Then, I seamed up some slipper socks. These are so simple and fun to make, especially because I get to use up the random ends of good yarn that aren’t enough for a big project. The pink and cream ones are wool (pink) and CASHMERE (cream). #treatyoself
Then, I started the Purl Soho Trellis Scarf.
This is going to be a slow one that I do intermittently. The yarn (Madeline Tosh) is significantly finer gauged than the pattern calls for, and the needles are US#4, I think. That’s a lot of small-ish knitting for a 62″ long, 12″ wide scarf. I’ll have this on the needles for a while in between more slippers, booties, hats and… those quilts! I almost forgot about the quilts. It’s going to be a busy month!
I’ve finished 4 pairs of slippers and one baby tunic, so I think it’s okay if I go back to sewing for a while. Those quilts aren’t going to bind themselves. But, just as a little reward for my hard work, I’m adding one knitting-related sewing project to the mix:
Because I need a good apron/smock. With pockets. To carry my knitting. Oh, don’t judge. Happy Little Friday Eve!
This is my little sister. She left her professorship at Fordham, and now has a joint appointment in Anthropology and African American Studies. At Yale. She’s terrifically smart and gifted … and she’s grateful and humble about where she is, who she is and how she gives. Yesterday was her first day teaching.
I hope the world is ready for the change she’s going to bring. Happy Little Friday!
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