Apparently, August 2018 will go down in my history as the month of feet – they show up a whoppin’ eight times! and along with a good amount of knitting, sewing and reading, a few cocktails, multiple visits with the little boys and two milestone birthday celebrations, I also have a multitude of happy memories.
I realized there are also a couple of finished projects that never made their way here (it always amazes me how I can blog nearly every weekday and forget to share some things 🙂 ). Here you go!
First, this year’s Through the Loops Mystery Shawl (now officially named Vine Pops):This was a group project with my Monday afternoon knitting friends – and (same as last year) we had great fun with our FO photo! That’s me in the center, wearing my first Uniform Tunic
This is the piece for which I blogged about adjusting the bust dart placement. I’m pleased with my modification, but overall, I felt like the fit was a little snug through the arms/back (for reference, I made the size 4 – the same size I’ve made in the Willow Top/Dresses). I’ve since sewn a size 6 – with sleeves and a slightly less drastic dart adjustment. It fits much better. I have fabric on order for another one and I’m planning to sew a straight size 6 this time. …more to come.
If you notice a similarity between the fabric in this tunic and the Esmé dress (hanging on August 7 and worn on the 12th) you’d be right! Several years ago, I purchased over four yards to back a quilt. The quilt never happened, and I’m happy to have repurposed the fabric.
…and that’s another month in the books!
On a somber note, it’s hard to believe 17 years have passed since September 11, 2001; the world is certainly a much different place now. Remembering all those who lost their lives, lifting up the many more who lost family and friends, and feeling especially grateful I’m here today.