Rebooting my blog!

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.

55AD8C19-9EEE-4623-A450-D390A4DC67D8_medium2Knitting 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.

 

 

 

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It’s been so much fun to see how this knits up.

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.

 

 

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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


 

 

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