Here’s what I’ve been up to lately!
On the Needle
I have maintained my enthusiasm for knitting and am continuing work on my XO Raglan Cardigan. I am almost, but not quite, halfway through the right front piece. It’s a good thing the buttonholes (my first ever) are in garter stitch because they are far from perfect, but the garter stitch hides them nicely.
I like the look of the little pockets. Someone described them as the “cutest little non-functional pockets ever”, and I agree!
I hope to finish the right front in the next few weeks so I can then block the pieces and sew them together!
On the Cutting Table
Now that we are headed into Spring, I have decided to hold off sewing my daughter her second pair of sweatpants. She won’t have any use for them over the next few months, so if I wait until Fall I can make sure they will fit before making them.
Earlier this week I completely packed up my sewing stuff to make way for a home improvement project. I guess I will have to satisfy my creative urges with knitting for a while!
Our sewing/guest/dump-everything room is being converted into a bedroom for my daughter. I have been talking about doing this for years and I am now going on public record to declare that it is actually going to get done this Spring (I hope I didn’t just jinx myself!).
We will be getting rid of the ugly popcorn ceiling in this room and two other bedrooms (actually, the guys came and removed it yesterday, yay!) and replacing the outdated light fixture.
Wallpaper has already been removed (thanks, Mom!) and I will be painting the walls a pretty lavender. The moulding desperately needs to be updated, so that will happen too.
The finishing touch will be some sort of closet organization.
Once my daughter’s new bedroom is complete, I will turn my attention to a couple of the other bedrooms with the end result being a room dedicated to sewing and crafts!