When it has been this long since my last post, I find myself paralyzed. There has been so much knitting and sewing, so many FO's to share. M had Prom and her 17th birthday. There has been major house renovation resulting in my craft room getting a) bigger and b) built in shelves! Where do I even start?
I have reminded myself that I have been most successful in the past when I keep posts simple and don't try to crowd everything in at once. So I am composing this at work and will only include a few photos that I happen to have on my phone.
First of all, PROM!!
We purchased the dress in Chicago and she had nails AND toenails professionally polished, but for some reason M decided her hair should be a DIY project. DIM actually - do it Mom! This was such a strange choice since in the past she had allowed me to mess with her hair exactly never.
For some reason, she watched on Internet video tutorial for a fancy up-do and decided I was up to the task. After making me watch it four times, she fussed and fumed and micromanaged while I spent 45 minutes and a bazillion bobby pins to create this:
Can you believe it?!
Here she is with her cutie-patootie boyfriend.
My new and improved craft room doesn't have carpet yet, but I can show you the super-cool shelves and the big windows.
The shelves stretch around three walls and were built extra strong so they can hold all my books. Gonna be great when I finally get in there. For now all my stuff is packed into the guest room - looks like a hoarder lives there.
I am really bad about buying every new knitting book that comes along and then never knitting anything out of them. But my newest book is different.
I have already finished one sweater from the book with a second one in progress. The first one is a lace tunic called Joy.
Not a color I typically pick but the yarn was on sale and I ended up really liking it. I wore it earlier in the week over a black tee. I have decided I need to line the straps with some fabric to reinforce them so they don't stretch out over time.
The second sweater is a vest with front pockets and a hood and I chose yellow again.
This is Berroco Vintage which is my new favorite yarn. More pix to come!
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