Wednesday, December 28, 2005
The Sasha Skirt was an absolute joy to knit and fits great. Each ruffle a different pattern attached to a stockinette stitch underskirt. Substituted Euroflax sportweight with southwestern colors in Silky Tweed and Silky Wool by Elsebeth Lavold. To cut expenses, the underskirt was knit in brown Plymouth Wildflower cotton/acrylic. As intended, the top ruffle matches my turquoise perfectly.
Monday, December 26, 2005
Had a sandwich tray, chips and dip, roaring fire Christmas Eve with my father-in-law, mom and husband. I was surprised with a Dell MP3 player (of which I can't run yet because I don't have Windows XP) and a black rhinestone Harley belt buckle -- isn't that what every girl needs?? You probably can't make it out but I also got a diamond Harley bar and shield logo necklace. Ordered a new engine for husband's bagger from our good friends @ M&M Choppers.
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Now that the Christmas sewing projects are complete, I can focus on my obsession with knitted skirts. My knitting coworker, Celi, and I split the cost of this peasant skirt pattern from Louet Sales we ordered online and headed to the LYS. Like always, I was drawn to the most expensive yarn in the shop for this project. For example, just the bottom ruffle is a whopping $40 bucks. I figure I'll be able to budget one ruffle every month!! More to come.....
Every year I make homemade Christmas gifts for female friends, cousins and aunts for Christmas. Just couldn't think up a good knitting project so I dusted off my (new) Pfaff sewing machine and constructed a purse pattern idea borrowed from a knitting meetup friend, Libby. Libby explained a girlfriend of hers made up the pattern and sewn them for all her friends. Of course, I had to make one for myself in cowboy boot material.