Progress is happening on the handstitched cardigan... the basic assembly is done, and I am planning on stitching reinforcement strips along the center front, and body and sleeve hemlines next (I do this to help keep the edges from curling, which jersey knit is prone to doing), binding the neckline edge, and finally sewing on the snaps! In addition, Marya pointed out that the plaid wool in my Fabric Resource Center coordinated perfectly with the cardigan I have been working on!
Choose two neutral colours: black and indigo, 3 garments from each colorway
1. black randomwale corduroy pinafore
2. black DWR rain poncho
3. black knit top
4. indigo dark denim pinafore (already made, from SWAP 2017)
5. indigo pinstripe top
6. indigo rayon popover top
Choose 1 accent color: brown, 2 prints: a brown/indigo plaid, and a floral print; one garment in each of these -
7. brown knit top (can use RTW Uniqlo turtleneck)
8. brown/indigo plaid pinafore
9. floral print cotton blouse
2 more additional garments in colors already chosen
10. brown/black flannel top
11. Alabama Chanin style cotton jersey cardigan
adding a "candy" thermometer to the kitchen tools was long on my list. While I am not a confectioner, it will make judging when jam and marmalade are fully cooked a lot easier. I found one at my local New Seasons, instead of having to order from Amazon, and tested it as soon as I got home. Boiling water at sea level is 212 F. I did have to adjust the dial just a few degrees, which was very simple, as the storage case the thermometer fits into has a hexnut wrench built into the case!
While out running errands today, I saw a flyer that our neighborhood association will be giving away 25 free fruit trees at the beginning of March. Not sure if I will be lucky in the lottery, but I did fill out the form, because who knows? I am asking for a Smyra Quince, out of the list of trees available, in the hope that not that many people will want a quince, whereas one has been on my list for years now, and I have the perfect spot picked out...
February SMART goals (x=extra)
|#||THINGS MADE||THINGS FIXED||THINGS GONE|
|1||Slavic scroll blank||-||cracked water barrel|
|2||another A/C sleeve||-||bag to Goodwill|
grateful for: my excellent neighbors to the south