A Week in Knitting: Christmas Explosion socks - A lot of knitters are intimidated by hand-dyed yarns. There is that element of unpredictability. Unless it is labelled "self-striping", it probably isn't....
26 February 2010
Week One: The Marie Skirt
After writing my post this morning about how much I heart other sewing bloggers, I totally rebelled against doing any work. But I did tend to the laundry, the overgrown weeds and my first week of homework for the OPB Sew Along!
I went to a new Joann's (there's so few fabric stores around me) and was pleased to find it decently stocked with apparel fabrics. I'm hesitant to invest in fabric because I've massively butchered projects in the past to the point that they're unwearable, so I scoured the red tag section. I found some lovely herringbone denim for $2/yard. It wasn't what I was looking for, but I'm smitten with it nonetheless. I'm hoping that 1) I don't screw this up, and 2) the fabric will be perfect to dress up or down.
So I prepared the fabric (I was even good and basted the cut edges before throwing it in the washer) and cut out the pattern. Am I ready for Week 2 or what?