I've been doing more knitting than sewing lately, and mostly of scarves I said I'd make for a fundraiser for my music fraternity, Mu Phi Epsilon. I was afraid I would leave it until the last minute and not get anything done, and actually I've done more than I thought I would, since at the same time I seemed to have trouble getting going on a particular sewing project. I've done 7 knitted scarves and hemmed 2 poly silky ones so far, and have another one on the needles. I've finally been able to knit in the car again, and so it's nice to have a very low concentration project going. This one is a black and white nubby yarn, and fairly soft.
But, I have been able to finally get with it on a jacket I want to make. It's Vogue 2852 and I think it's very similar to a jacket I drafted last year, but with several different features, like princess seams, set-in sleeves, and a different collar style. This is actually a very appealing style to me for every day, easy wear, and I hope it's going to work out. So far, I'm altering the pattern, and I need to do a quickie test of it next.
I believe it would work well as the reversible piece for this year's SWAP contest, (this link will take you to a chat board on Stitcher's Guild with several SWAP topics) in case I decide to join in. I may not, as I'm to do a program on wardrobing for my Sewing Guild in January, and the sewing on the contest pieces isn't to start until January, so if I get a new wardrobe group done for the program, I may not do another for the SWAP. Oh well, I'll just see what happens.