Where have I been? Oh I don’t know, holed up at home knitting and sewing late into the night for no reason other than that I’m totally obsessed with garment making. First up- a beautiful striped scarf that took 100 years to finish. Maybe it only felt that way because it’s a pretty boring pattern- just knitting, back and forth for eternity. But I absolutely love the finished result- it’s a big triangle, which makes it perfect for draping around my neck a few times, and it adds a graphic pop to any outfit. If you want some knitting details, check out my Ravelry notes.
While I love knitting, and can do it while watching a movie (which means my husband doesn’t get totally ignored), I have started getting into sewing garments as well. I loved my first gathered top, so I tried the pattern again in a more casual, polka-dot chambray. I prefer the other one, but this is pretty cute too.
Finally, after much fiddling with the neckline, I finished my Tova. I do love it, but the neck still hangs a bit funny. I think a bit of starch and a good press might take care of it…we’ll see. I don’t own starch, so there’s that! I’m mid-sentence in the picture below, bossing my husband around as he begrudges me a few pictures. Then he decided to get all “artistic” and shoot at weird angles, hence the second picture. We make a pretty funny team, and this was the best we could get between juggling the boys and the light rain that decided to fall mid- shoot! And by “shoot” I mean the five minutes spent snapping in the backyard.
So that’s it- my late fall wardrobe. I didn’t realize until I was folding them up after photographing that I had a color palette going- blues and greys. Let’s go ahead and pretend that was totally planned!