Tuesday, June 30, 2009

More Dress

As you can see, the skirt is on!  It actually looks like a dress now.  

The top is lined, the skirt is still unlined, the zipper is not in yet (you can see I'm holding the side closed where the zipper will go), and none of the three skirt layers are hemmed.  I can do it though.  

This is how I look when I should be in bed, late at night, with oily skin.    

Monday, June 29, 2009

Dress Update

Two cell phone shots of the dress so far.  I have all the skirt pieces cut out, and most of them are sewn together.  I just need to sew the outer layer together and attach them all to the bodice.  Then I'll still have to put the zipper in and hem the thing.  The skirt is very full and has three layers, the plum colored silk you see, a cotton under layer to give the silk more strength, and the lining layer.  Hemming all that will be a while.  The silk feels great though.  

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Aeolian Shawl for Me!

All lumpy, as yet un-blocked.  

First go round of blocking.  Center of each flower pinned out.  

Each flower with five points pinned out.  The shawl gets stretched further and further as I work my way around and around.  

Flower close up.  

Hair Cut

Me, this morning.  (In our bathroom)

The ubiquitous cell phone mirror shot (Josh was asleep and couldn't be roped into helping).  
Shots from the front and side, showing just how long my hair had really gotten.  I've let it go unmolested for over a year.  

And now, me this afternoon.  All gone!  It is a lot shorter than I thought it would be.  I asked them to take off a foot of hair.  They took closer to 16 inches.  

I was in total shock for a good while.  I think I'm getting used to it though.  Josh said nice things about the new cut.  Mostly I'm just having to adjust because I had a very different notion of how it would look when it was done (3-4 inches longer).  

Monday, June 22, 2009


Two shots of my dress muslin so far.  

It kinds looks like hell.  The boobs are wrinkly and the darts are pulling a bit.  It's because I was lazy and didn't iron anything.  I just finger pressed the seams and darts as I went.  

Also, I fill it out better than my dress form.  She is drastically smaller than I am.  Maybe I should give her a sandwich.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Cable Baby Blanket

The blanket for Melissa's baby.  

It's a boy, and her wallpaper has a really cute fish design on the chair rail portion.  So I figured that blue and white would be good, with a little cable detailing.  

This is the blanket, blocked out on our futon.

The corner (while blocked).    

The center of the blanket.  

All folded, ready to gift.  

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


An adaptation of Barbara Walker's Northern Lights stitch pattern.  

Theses socks are for my enormous feet.  

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Stephanie's Socks

I finally finished Steph's socks!  Just in time for the event that they were intended to celebrate.    

We work together, and I enjoy sending odd things through inter-office envelopes.  So I inter-officed her present to her.  The next thing I see is Steph, coming down the hall towards me, 'modeling' the socks!

I'm pretty happy with how they worked out.  My own split rib pattern in Knit Pick's Essential Peacock Multi.  I was a little annoyed that the yarn striped, Knit Picks sells a striping yarn, so you'd think that the 'multi' wouldn't stripe... anyway, they came out really well.