This showed up on the Stitcher's Guild message board, and I found it very inspiring... I hope I am that cogent and useful when I am 82, should I be gifted with that many years...
Making slow if steady progress on my SWAP sewing, I've started the first of the indigo/blue/denim pieces, the indigo pinstripe shirt-dress. Stitched the skirt portion mostly together this evening, save for binding the hemline. There were some lovely engraved mother of pearl buttons in the button box that have laurel wreaths around the outer edge, that will be very suitable once the bodice is also put together...
Body and sleeves are completed, so I'm starting on the yoke of my Solbein cardigan. Photo shows the yoke prior to beginning the colorwork patterning. I've added some short rows to the back of the neckline ribbing, as that helps move the neckline into a more anatomical position. Our necks are not centered front to back on our bodies, but somewhat more toward the front...
I knit the body and sleeves bottom up, separately, and will join them together and then graft the yoke in place. This also allowed me to use my new favorite invisible tubular cast on for all the ribbed edges. Both really stretchy and really tidy. I'm apparently incapable of simply just following directions. And, by knitting the various parts of the cardigan separately, it will allow me to be able to adapt the shape to better fit my own non-standard shape.
February SMART goals (x=extra)
|#||THINGS MADE||THINGS FIXED||THINGS GONE|
|1||bright feathers top for Mom||leaky undersink||-|
|2||taupe/teal feathers knit top||neckline binding||-|
|3||11 4oz jars marmalade||x||-|
|4||mushroom print blouse ||x||-|
|6||4 jars Awesome Sauce||x||x|
today's gratitude - warm knitted clothing, and hats, and gloves... When I was really little, my mom knit things for me, well for all us children. When I was only a bit bigger, she taught me how to knit, before I was in school. Now I knit for myself, and for others, and some of my friends knit for me. Sticks and string have been a part of my life for over half a century