Friday, September 15, 2006

Finally Back on Track, I Think

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.

4 comments:

Pearl said...

Liana! I have this pattern! I look forward to seeing your version of it. I had bought it for the dress, but the jacket is rather appealing too...

Pearl :-)

Linda said...

Liana, I would love to purchase a potato chip scarf from you. I just don't knit well, don't have time to take knitting lessons, and can not afford another hobby/habit. I am serious about purchasing the potato chip scarf and the funds could go to your fundraiser. You can email me at lwlamona@yahoo.com to let me know if you can do or not. Thanks for considering my request.

Liana said...

Linda, I don't see why not! I'll be contacting you.

Pearl, That whole pattern is pretty nice. Are you working on the dress now?

Pearl said...

Liana,

I'm not working on the dress now; but it's on the list for next summer. The jacket is really speaking to me, and getting louder all the time! I see a nice soft drapy fabric, like a wool crepe or a beautiful silk/wool blend...