family, knitting, living

New entry, without photos or finished objects!

I’ve spent most of my free time sewing with Lori today.  (the time that was not filled with making dinner, taking grey to a playdate, meeting with the contractor or the myriad fo other things that seem to happen over the course of a day)  Anyway, I cut out my pattern after extensive alterations to said pattern by Lori.  I happen to be very lucky as Lori is a fashion design and patterning instructor at a university in GA.  So, she worked on a commercial pattern that I purchased because it was similar to one of my favorite summer shirts.  I am very hot natured these days and I hate to wear unflattering things just because they are cooler.  So, I thought  I would make a few tops.  Lori have really worked on this pattern to get it to fit me and look the way I want.  Of course, i happen to like details…those little details  that make sewing something an absolute crazy pain in the ass and I am an adventurous beginner at best.  I made several error s this evening due to being tired and having a headache, so I have nothing to show you.  In the morning I will rip part of the neckline out and sew in the facing.  then I will hem tha shirt and I will be able to show you a beautiful finished object…………I hope.

On a totally different note, I started a pair of socks last night and they are going well.  They are infinitely more portable than the shawl that has to grow beyond comfortable portability!!!!

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2 responses

  1. Dianne, I saw you (via your comment) and I commented back to you. I hope we see your shirt soon. Did you know that Anna Maria Horner is doing a sewing class at Frist at the end of the summer? I am going to try to make it.

    June 18, 2010 at 7:29 pm

  2. Dianne – OF COURSE I knit. The plan is to learn how to make socks before it get cold here. I only know of one good yarn store @ Nashville -Yarnhaus, do you know of any others? Carolina

    July 26, 2010 at 9:24 pm