Ep. 72 – Halloween’s the Big Story

Knitting

FOs:

  • Elfi by Eveli Kaur – Plymouth Yarns, Encore Tweed – US 6 and 8 needles. With the pom-pom its perfect!

WIPs:

  • A Wee Cowl-ie, Burnished Leaves Cowl by Chrissy Prange – US 5 needles. I think I’ve finally found a great match for this one skein of luxury yarn!

Enabling:

My Knit Picks order arrived! Here’s what I got and what I plan to make with it…

  • Natural Bare Swish Superwash Worsted – 2 skeins to add the the 3 already in my stash to make the Julissa. I want to dye all the skeins first, probably using KoolAide.
  • Wool of the Andes Worsted in “Cloud” and “Cranberry” to make a stocking for ME! (to coordinate with the one I made for Troy a few years ago.
  • Stroll Tweed in “North Pole Heather” to become some kind of awesome socks, again for ME!
  • Brava Sport in “Black” and “White” (do I need quotes around those?). This will become the Einstein Illusion wall hanging to go in my husband’s classroom.
  • I also got a few packs of locking stitch markers and a few retractible tape measures…I can never find mine!

Sewing

It’s been all about the Halloween Costumes lately. Here’s what we’re all wearing:

  • James – Clown. He’ll be wearing a 30+ year old costume made by my mother-in-law. Awesome!
  • Ben – Scarecrow. Overalls and Flannel shirt from the thrift store with some patches and rafia added. I made the hat from burlap…it turned out so cute!
  • Troy – Mr Darcy! 
  • Me – Elizabeth Bennet!
    • Dress – Used Simplicity 4055 as inspiration but designed my own bodice.
    • Spencer Jacket – Used my drafted bodice and Vogue 8884 to get the shape of the lapel and collar.

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Enabling

Purchased a few patterns from the thrift store: Butterick 5333, Vogue 7004 (oop), Simplicity 7653 (oop), and Simplicty 6559 (oop).

Up Next

I just started working on Burda 01/2010/105 (on the French website), a fleece jacket. It’s been so chilly in the mornings I could really use an extra layer of warmth!

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