Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Holden.

Holden
Holden
As some of you guessed from my last post, I knit the Holden shawlette.  This was my first shawl, and my first true lacework.  It was so so fun!  It was an intriguing knit for me, I couldn't put it down.
Holden
I decided to buy blocking mats and lace wires after knitting this.  It made such a difference in the shawl.  All of the lacework opened up so nicely, and it lays nice and flat now.  I think it was a good investment.
Holden
Holden
This will be a Christmas gift for my mom.  Her favorite color is aqua blue (just like me!) and I think she will love it.  All of the details are over here on my Ravelry page.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

this weekend

my first pickledish block blocking my Holden shawlhunting hat for Steve
This weekend I made a couple pickledish blocks, blocked my first shawl, and started an orange hunting hat for Steve. It was nice and chilly, and I am so excited for fall. I can already feel myself settling in for a long, crafty season. I love this time of year.
xo, Angela

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

back to it.

garden party - back to it
We sent this cute little guy back to preschool last week, and I am slowly getting back to my sewing machine.  I haven't made a quilt in awhile, my last one was On a Whim back in July.  I decided it was time to pull out my Garden Party pickledish.  I started this waaaaay back here in March, can you believe it?  This will be my long term fall quilting project I think.  It is so nice to work with such gorgeous fabric.
Eli's 1st day of preschool (2nd year)
Eli's 1st day of preschool (2nd year)
And.... I finished knitting my first sweater!!  I am so happy and proud of it.  This is the biggest project I've knitted so far.  Here are a couple quick pictures of it, I will post more of it once I wash and dry it.  It is so cozy and warm.  More details on my ravelry page.
finished sweater!
finished sweater!
xo, Ang

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

more tova tanks

2 new tova tanks
Apparently garment sewing is the only type of sewing that happens over here anymore!  I made two more Tova tanks recently.
leaves and strawberries
cloud 9 miscellany
The pink is from Hello Pilgrim by Lizzy House, and the other is a floral from Miscellany by Cloud 9.  I made the size small with the same modifications as I did in both my feather and dotty tanks:  narrower shoulders, finished armholes, and a slightly longer/narrower waist. 
Eli wanted to help me take a picture of one of my two finished Tova tanks. Tova tank
I am looking forward to making some long sleeved Tovas for the fall!  Speaking of fall, Weston started 1st grade this past Thursday, and Eli starts preschool tomorrow.  After a crazy August, I am looking forward to settling down into some sort of routine.  Maybe I'll get to squeeze in some sort of quilting time, too.  :)
Back to school!
Back to school!
xo, Angela