I am not quite sure how it is the last Wednesday of May, but here we are.
Kym hoped that I would share my “list” and I think that is a very good idea for a couple of reasons! One: accountability (which is a very good thing for me! lol) and Two: if I have a list, I will be less likely to be distracted by something “new and shiny”!
So, here is my very short list:
Finish Purl Strings. (see below!) Repair torn Esme Tunic(see below!!)
- Rehabilitate/re-work denim Esme Tunic
- Repair waistband on Rose pants (it needs to be removed and replaced)
- Neutral Shawl
- Black/dark sleeveless sweater (possibly MDK Shakerag Top?)
- Comfy linen pants (From Sonya’s new book)
- Dressier Esme Tunic
- Two comfy tops to go with jeans (from Sonya’s book)
As you can see, I almost have a finish to share. I have just a few rows and a bind off to my Marled Purl Strings completion. It should be soaking later this morning and then a wee bit of blocking and I will be wearing it for the long weekend!
I have completed the “repair work” needed on a well-loved, well-worn tunic that had a bit of a tear. But by cutting off the sleeve caps and adding bit of bias tape – it is wearable tunic again! The rehab from my list, is going to require a bit of work. I know what I want it to look like, but I don’t exactly know how I am going to accomplish it. Stay tuned.
This weekend, however, I want to get ready for Anne Hanson’s MKAL which starts next month… this neutral yarn will soon fill a hole in my wardrobe… one “go with lots of things” neutral shawl. Purposeful making, FTW!
I also want to get the patterns I traced off from Sonya’s new book pinned onto fabric and cut out so that in case it is a rainy weekend, I will be able to get some sewing done!
Ambitious plans but I hope to stay motivated!
It has been a slow reading week with just one finish but it is an excellent book!
Prince Of Fire by Daniel Silva
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I think the Prince of Fire is the best Allon book yet. Realistic and timely, Allon has a new team and a new target. The story moves along quickly… or does it. The twists and turns are excellent and the ending is brilliant. I highly recommend this series!
That’s all I have for this week! I am taking a wee little break for the holiday weekend but I will be back next week Wednesday with some more making and reading. I hope you all have an amazing LONG weekend!
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repairing is tricky but oh so satisfying when you can do it flawlessly. I can salvage some sock wear of my husband’s socks sometimes. When I win I feel invincible!
Lol maybe I should write lists if it will stop me starting something new before I’ve finished what’s at hand at that time.
I’m looking for a new series to work through- would you say the Allon books should be read in order or could I take what’s available at the time?
Enjoy the break – don’t forget to have your knitting handy though!
Very much looking forward to seeing your finished Purl Strings! I think that we are in for a less-than-stellar holiday weekend, weather-wise, so you may have a lot of good sewing time ahead.
I love that your list includes repair/rehab in addition to purposeful making. You’ve done a fine job of it so far! Your list may not be long on length but even I (a sewist of masks only) can recognize the time and ability involved – and you’ve got oodles of ability, Kat!
Bravo to you for the “rehab” portion of your list, especially! I have quite pile of things that need to be “rehabbed.” Not mended, exactly, but . . . “rehabbed.” Somehow, that is always a challenge for me . . . the actual DOING the “rehabbing.” Perhaps you’ll provide the inspiration I need to tackle that pile! 🙂 I’ll be eager to see what you come up with, project-wise, from Sonja’s new book. (And everything else, too.) Enjoy the weekend, Kat!
I think having a list is a brilliant idea and sharing it with us will help you to keep track and stay accountable, too.
Your list looks ambitious but doable. Repair and rehab are challenging. I hope to hear more about the comfy linen pants. I walked through a department store this week and saw a simple linen dress for $250!! Granted this was an upscale store but I walked out thinking, I could make that dress for less in a color I really like. The shawl yarn looks very pretty. Thank you for providing the link-up.
oh that bias binding on the Esmé tunic is perfection! I do love how you have new and rehab projects on your list … and yay for solid finishes for each to kick off the list!
The yarn is gorgeous! And I’m going to dig deeper into the Silva series.
Love the yarn for your neutral shawl Kat. That will be gorgeous. Bravo on your list – a good mix of old and new and I do like the idea of rehab and renew. Looking forward to seeing what you do! Have a wonderful, long weekend. Enjoy!
I, too, have Sonya’s pants on my making list. Sewing garments is new to me (or, new since a forced sewing experience in junior high) but we’ll see how it goes! Already I’m wondering where I could shop for a better selection of fabric than the local chain store…