The WordPress app on my phone has quit working, which is super frustrating because I like to compose blog posts while on the train. I have things to show-and-tell:
I’m happy to announce that I finished the red Xmas stocking! It turned out great, I really like it. I’ll sew in a fabric liner to prevent snags.
That blue cowl is coming along nicely as well; it’s more than half done now. It looks pretty much the same (progress pics of scarves are not very exciting), so I won’t bother posting one until it’s done.
What I will post is the in-between projects I whipped out. I know, I said I was going to focus on a couple of projects and not start a bunch of new stuff, but don’t get all judgy on me. It’s my blog.
Granny slippers! They still need pompoms, and perhaps a round of single crochet at the ankle. Super cute, eh? I made a pink and blue pair as well, and have a third pair on the needles, in black and grey. These things go quickly and best of all: use up worsted weight yarn like there’s no tomorrow.
In fabric land: sometimes you just gotta buy yourself a present, so I splurged on a walking foot for my sewing machine. Man oh man, I can’t believe I didn’t buy one of these years ago!
It’s a little dark under there because I have a quilt shoved through the machine and it blocks the light, but that there walking foot is making the quilting go much more quickly (and smoothly). It clatters a bit and seems to work best if I don’t floor the speed pedal, but it makes up for it by not scrunching up my layers and making little unwanted pleats.