It’s been over 2 years since I’ve posted. It was awkward to post from my iPad or phone when I was injured and I never built the habit of posting regularly. I’m going to post every week or two or I’m going to shut it down. Time will tell which way I go.
I’ve recovered completely from my broken bones thanks to my husband ‘s support and a wonderful therapy team. I’m very lucky that I had good health insurance and we were financially in a position to cover the costs not covered by it. Even before the accident, I supported health care / health insurance reform. My support is stronger now than before. I cannot imagine how this would have impacted us if we didn’t have decent insurance.
I started sewing garments again. My early attempts were a dismal failure…. I’ve learned that a woven t-shirt just isn’t going to work for me. This derailed my enthusiasm for a few months. Since then, I’ve joined Weight Watchers and have lost weight. I needed some summer clothes that fit and would be easy to alter a bit as I lose more weight. I love wearing skirts when it’s hot. Somehow I found the So Sew Easy’s Simple Summer Pleated Skirt pattern and decided to try it. I pulled some quilting cotton from stash to make a skirt for the Zombie Knitpocalpyse Knitting Retreat. Finally! A sewing success! Since then, I’ve made two more from stashed fabric. I anticipate making even more when these get too big.
Knitting is still my #1 passion. I’ve knit several sweaters in the last couple years and try to have one going at all times. I’m currently knitting Light Trails by Suvi Simola in a lovely light blue yarn, Miss Babs Yummy 2-Ply in the Faded colorway. I’ve just started the first sleeve and hope to have it finished by the end of July.
I try to have a simple knitting project going at all times. Right now it’s a pair of vanilla socks using a hand-dyed sock blank that I bought from Gayle’s Art. It’s so much fun to knit with this sock blank. I’m using my go-to heel construction, the SoxTherapist’s Fish Lips Kiss Heel. Thanks to some tips from PattyJoy, I’ve made a few tweaks to the sock and it’s fitting much better. I can’t wait for her to release her newest sock pattern so I can use her secret sauce to get even a better fit.
My last pair of socks weren’t quite that simple. But… OMG! I loved knitting them and want to make more pairs. Yarn: Mint Rain Self-Striping Twist Sock; colorway: Make Me Smile
- Pattern: Mystik Spiral Socks by Josh Ryks-Robinsky
- Heel: Fish Lips Kiss Heel (again!) by SoxTherapist