Joining in with Kat and friends today to share about what I’m making … a real celebration of lace and linen!
First up, my Monday afternoon knitting group is again participating in Kirsten Kapur’s Mystery KAL.
We had a lot of fun knitting along together last year and I’m delighted that two more of us are joining in this time (one of the girls missed Monday … expect to see seven WIPs next week!)
My do-over of Lilli Pilli is coming along nicely; I started the second garter stripe section last night.
The piece is about 13″ wide and I expect the finished length to be around 90″ which will work nicely. I do love lace knitted in linen (and linen knitted in lace) and this color combination. It will be the perfect accessory for my first (well, first in about 30 years, but that’s a story for another post) hand-sewn outfit.
Yesterday’s cutting was to make a cap-sleeved version of this top and the shorts (without the belt loops).
I’m using the watercolor linen (3rd fabric from the left) I bought at Purl Soho, planning to make just the top. But after I had it cut out, I realized I had enough to make the shorts, too. Yay for wide fabric!
and for a dedicated sewing space.
(I’m hoping the yarn doesn’t get jealous … maybe leaving the swift and ball-winder in place will help.)
When I first setup this space – my “office” – I had a computer and a printer on the desk. Those have both been relocated (although the printer is now sitting on a bathroom counter and really needs a more permanent home) and now I can use the whole desk for sewing. I’m thinking I’ll move the desk to sit by the window, facing the bookcase. That will make the best use of the natural light and get the sewing machine cord out of sight. But for now, my focus is to convert that pile of pieces sitting on the ironing board into garments. Wish me luck!