27 November 2011

Picking Up The Pace!

Yesterday I finished two! projects! TWO! Well, except for one needs buttons. Here is the finished (but for the buttons) and amateurishly blocked scarfette for DD who is facing her first winter outside California:

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Now, she's only facing what passes for winter in Washington, DC, so this little scarfy thing should cover it.

Also finished is another rendition of Vogue Options 8575, this one with long set-in sleeves in some mystery jersey from Michael Levine's $1.99 table. I still haven't decided if the print is pretty or really ugly--it is certainly synthetic.

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Its mission in life is to be another cycling dress. I'm getting better at this pattern--the princess seams almost meet properly at the shoulders now.

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And I have the neckline almost where I want it now. However, as a result, the bodice is almost too short.

To restore balance in the universe, atilt due to my excess of FOs, I started unraveling my first knitted FO of this milennium to utilize my somewhat improved knitting skillz on this nice silk yarn.

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On my monitor, the color of the ball on the seat is closer to the actual yarn than the disappearing scarf on the back of the chair.

So, go me! Of course, all this productivity is the result of procrastinating on what I'm supposed to be doing, but whatever.


  1. I recently found a vintage scarfette in the original box, dated 1905. It looks a lot like the one you made!

  2. Oh, do I know about procrastinating. I just made an incredibly frivolous jacket instead of working on some bedding that someone is actually paying me to do. Oops. I like the mystery synthetic. Sometimes you really find some gems on those discount tables.

  3. Two FOs! And you took photos AND posted them. Impressive. I think the fabric on the dress is pretty cool and the scarf looks very retro.

  4. Well done - that looks positively prolific! I think the dress fabric is very pretty...

  5. wow, you are busy! And I think that dress is pretty great.