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Progress reports

Oops – I didn’t mean to be silent all week!  We have a condo that we rent out, and this week was spent repairing the damage from the last tenants before the new ones got there (today.)  It wasn’t that they were destructive, but I’m not sure they ever cleaned, so it basically took all my free time this week (we also installed several new light fixtures and some plumbing, which takes a great deal of time when you’re me!)

I barely got in any sewing time, in part because I’m in a fight with this dress:

I’m not happy with the midriff band, which sits in an odd place on me.  I’m going to set this aside for a bit to regroup, and work on something else.

I have had some time for knitting and crocheting:

This is the beginning of the Moth Wings shrug.  I have a limit on how much I can crochet at once (about one square a night) due to hand issues, but eventually it will be done!  I quite enjoy using these double ended Japanese (Hamanaka brand) hooks.  I had some difficulty getting gauge, and had to go down several sizes, to a 1.25 mm hook (tiny!)

A non-recent photo of my progress on the Anais sweater.  I have completed the back, and I’m halfway up the left front.  The pattern is really fun, and easy to memorize!

I’m considering my next dress project… probably it will be a knit, as I’ve just had two finicky wovens!

6 thoughts on “Progress reports

  1. Your sweater is going to be so pretty! And I’m anxious to see the crochet progress… crocheting mystifies me. You have to actually look at it! The tiny, bright stitches look so beautiful.

  2. Oh my…that DRESS. The little buildings, the scoop neck, the necklace…I’m in love! I hope you figure out a midriff solution soon.

    The stitch pattern on Anais is so beautiful. I just looked back in your archive and see that you’re using Ultra Pima, one of my very favorite yarns. I made a red cardigan out of it last year and am plotting a yellow short-sleeved top for this summer. I just love it!

  3. Love your knit & crochet projects – both are oh-so-lovely!! Cannot wait to see pics of them. Getting a good fit for knit/crochet garments is a worry no matter how many gauge swatches are done – esp if an alternative yarn is used. I live in the tropics where knitting supplies are limited. BTW, I failed to get knitting needles (interchangeable click system) online – they came under “weaponry” !!

  4. Oh my gosh- where did you get that retro cityscape fabric? I am in love! Ditto to Stacy, I hope you find a way to make it work, it’s too darling to scrap.

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