Well, I started to say that there hasn't been a lot of sewing going on around here, but that wouldn't be entirely true. I was very productive on our trip to my parents and even got a bit done today. On with the show...
Well, I had to frog it three times, but I did finish that cowl I was so anxious about trying.
It really was such a simple pattern, but I started it last Wednesday after a very long day in the car and well, I really had no business attempting any kind of crafting that night. First I got about three rows in before coming to the conclusion that I had twisted it when joining the ends, even though I had thought I was so careful! So I started again and got about 6 rows done before calling it a night. I got back at it in the morning and looked and somehow my beginning chain of 55 stitches had slowly dwindled to 29 by the 6th row. No idea. Ripped it again, but after that everything went very quickly. I ended up about 8 yards short because I used a different brand of yarn and didn't read the label closely enough, so imagine two more rows up top, ok? If I try to wear it as a hood like it should be, it doesn't cover the back of my neck, which I think would be annoying. But honestly, I don't see me ever trying to wear it like that anyway.
Just because I know you are dying to see me model it for you, here it is in all it's glory:
I also managed to make 3 pairs of pajama pants for the boys. Two of them were even lined! Crazy!
I almost forgot, but Halloween costumes are done, too. No pictures of those yet, but there will be no goldfish. Did you hear the giant sigh of relief over here? After I made Carson his handyman tool belt, Wyatt decided that he needed one, too, so he didn't want to be a fish anymore. I'm so glad. I had some fun ideas in my head for the goldfish, but I just can't seem to dredge up much excitement for costumes this year. We'll probably only go to about three houses anyway since we don't exactly live in a neighborhood. Getting three kids in costumes in and out of the car isn't the most fun so I try to plan their costumes accordingly.
Still in Progress:
I finished the top for my Christmas tree pants this afternoon. Now I just have to make the back, quilt it, slice it up and bind it. It has been a fun little project to work on when I have little bits of time.
I got the fabrics for my Dead Simple quilt all cut and ready. I'm wanting to get the tree pants done before I start the piecing, though. Hopefully more on that soon!
Now I need to decide if I'm going to join in the 12 Days of Christmas QAL...I'm pretty sure I will, but that first block is a little intimidating. I'm definitely going to try it though. It looks fun if I can swing it! Who else is in?
I would also like to wish my sweet friend Amorette a very happy birthday today! She is getting settled into their new home in Portland so if you have a minute go say hi and tell her happy birthday, or give her any tips on Portland, OR if you have any!
As usual, linking up to the crazy-talented Lee of Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday. Let's see what everyone else has been up to...