Monday, July 09, 2007

Sew crazy!!!

As I mentioned, I needed a break from knitting and spinning. I decided to take a weekend (after reminding myself what this "weekend" was that I kept hearing folks speak about) and not knit or spin at all. Mind you, I failed a little, but only because the sewing machine wouldn't fit in my purse, and the knitting would.

Pre-flooded fireworks on the Fourth of July, Coleen and Jody and I went to Joann's. At one point Coleen picked up some garrish fabric, commented that it looked like a giraffe on crack, then put it back on the shelf laughing. I picked it up right behind her, consulted Jody on some matching pinks, and bought it. Yup, right there in front of Coleen. Which is what makes it even funnier to see how startled she was to have this bag handed to her this evening when we went out to dinner.

I think it turned out very cute, and I fully expect to see her make herself a fully body-suit out of the crack-giraffe fabric, now that she sees how truly adorable it is.

note to all: saying that cashmere looks like a giraffe on crack will not result in me making something out of it and giving it to you. Claiming to hate something only works when I'm feeling bratty.

I also made myself this CD holder, and wished for the first time for a larger car (or maybe just larger visors). It really couldn't be any smaller and fit the CDs, but it's a little larger than Norman's little Echo sized visors. That's okay, I think it's cute, and it will hopefully keep the CDs that tend to float about my car (I burn copies of the CDs I have and keep the good stuff at home) from getting scratched quite as quickly.

And if Sarah can do it, so can I! I now present to you:

Someone Else's Knitting!

The back is done, the front has a very pretty cable on it, and is almost done that except that we're revamping the neckline because the pattern is... well... stupid.

This is my mommy's very first sweater, so y'all come tell her how great she's doing, alright?


Blogger Kadiddly said...

Pretty sweater color! It looks great so far!

And I'm with Coleen - the crack giraffe fabric is hideous, but seems to make a nice lining! The bag is cute! Where did you get the pattern for the cd visor?

12:48 AM  
Blogger Anna said...

Wow! The sweater is coming out great.

I think the giraffe fabric is awesome! And it so works with that bag.

I've been wanting a sewing machine for ages, but I've been holding off until I pay off some of my debt...this post is not helping me delay that purchase! LOL

6:05 AM  
Anonymous sallyjo said...

What a wonderful cable design! I hope your mother wears it with great pride.
I'm off to look for crack fabric for myself. I need containers for inside my so-called purse.

10:57 AM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

Yeah for other people's knitting! Congrats mom!!

Cool sewing!

12:17 PM  
Blogger Javajem said...

Way to go mom! It's looks awesome!

Love the sewing projects too - especially the CD visor - too cool!

1:31 PM  
Blogger Allena said...

your sewing projects are wonderful!
that fabric does look like a giraffe on crack.

10:16 PM  
Blogger Bess said...

Horray for your mom! Very pretty knitting there. And of course, she could always face it with some nice cracked giraffe fabric. You guys are gonna get me back into sewing.

Missing you this busy summer. Missing being able to really write to folk. I am looking to the end of August for a breathing spell. who knows? Maybe I'll find it.

happy fiber to you, sugar.

8:01 AM  
Blogger Annie said...

I'd say more Giraffe on LSD! Way to go, Mom- that sweater is fantastic!

10:55 AM  

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