Also, she was so sweet to send me Sockina Cotton yarn, which is so soft and she must know that I love variegated yarn. My pic doesn't do it any justice... it has beautiful shades of rust/apricot/beige/brown and I'm anxious to work it up, but will behave and finish the project that's currently on my needles...lol. But you know my hands are itching to start working it up..haha!
What makes it a beautiful thing is that my awesome packages are guaranteed to boost my knitting mojo and compel me to finish my current project and jump on to a new one... between the sockina cotton yarn, the pima cotton and the Verena Mag... you know its on....lol
I can't recall the last time I picked up my crochet hook before this weekend. A Dear Blogger Friend... Lesa, a mom of two lovely little girls, is a crocheting diva. She makes such cute items for her daughters and right now her daughter Nesa is going through a rough time. Nesa suffers from liver disease and is awaiting a liver transplant and mom promised her baby a blanket to take with her every time she goes to the hospital. To help her fulfill her baby's wish, along with several others we are contributing squares for her blanket. Click here for more info about Nesa's Squares.
On the sewing front, I received my Janome 900CP and I Luvvvvvvvvv It! She proudly sits with my mini collection of sewing paraphernalia... isn't she a beauty...lol
I immediately put her to work, using New Look 6684 I made my daughter a tube top with some leftover fabric and another one for me with this fabric, which I failed to take a pic of. The CoverPro did its job.....muaaah... did I say I Luv It!!lol
Ok, let's talk about an abstract mess. I purchased this fabric about a week ago and thought it perfect for a crop jacket (Simplicity 2975). I envisioned it with beige pants and a tank. Well, I just knew I cut the fabric pieces correctly so that the print would flow evenly... uhhh what the heck happened?
But you know what.... I'm going to make it work. I decided I would use grosgrain ribbon to trim out the front left/right edges to break it up. So I pinned the ribbon to the front to get a visual... what do you think?
Also, I need to recut the lining, I used that darn black wax marker for markings and realized that the markings were very noticeable on the lining and couldn't remove them, so I had to cut out the dayummm lining. After reading several blogs about using washable Crayola markers on fabric - I marched my azz on over to Walmart and picked up some washable Crayola markers and will test it out tonight.
Wow!! I think this is my longest post ever...lol