Friday, January 12, 2018

Friday fragments

Finished the reverse applique on the two cardigan fronts, and pretty pleased with the results... Next step is to cut out and stencil the sleeves. Because the hand stitching around the motifs is basically pretty simple work, I have been doing it not only while on transit, but also when socialising, and as a late night winding down project. This makes the progress a LOT faster than I expected, at this rate I may be done with the preparations by early February. The next step will to cut out and print the contrasting sleeve panels. I think some quick sketches first, since while I like the idea of reversed colorway sleeves in theory, I am not sure how it will look...

my quick sketch looks pretty good to me, and I imagine it will look pretty good with a combination of solid color garments, as well as with some if not all patterned fabrics. Maybe I need to make more than one cardigan, a mostly solid one would also be Really Useful.

Am thinking that it may be worthwhile to cut out this pattern in some stashed fleece, to double check that the sleeves actually function properly before I commit to the handwork on the sleeve pieces. After all, I am tracing off my handknit wool sweater to get the size and shapes of the pattern pieces, and some confirmation prior to additional progress would be good. (And, if the fleece toile fits and functions, I will have a good start on an additional round-the-house cardigan, even if not actually part of SWAP)

January SMART goals (x=extra)
1 A/C cardigan back worm bin beddingbad corduroy
2 12 jars canned pears restring amber Laurelpaper recycling
3 A/C cardigan fronts Dad slipper fix -
4 - hang envelope holder -
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