January things.

I caved and started another sweater. I couldn’t resist– I found the perfect pattern that fit my criteria: top-down, in the round, and larger-than-worsted weight. Finding the yarn was a bit of a fiasco, but I found the most luscious solution: Dream in Color’s Calm. It is actually a worsted weight, so I am sizing up in the pattern. I’ve already completed the oversized collar and on to the raglan increases. This yarn is truly calming to work with, I am loving it!

the neck!

In other news, I made my first knit shirt! It’s Deer and Doe’s Plantain (FREE!!). It was surprisingly not that difficult, really fast to make, and I used my regular machine!!! I made a few errors with this first shirt, but it was a learning experience, and the fabric was $2/yard. I am planning on making another one tomorrow that’s longer, and without the elbow patches. If this one goes well I may look into buying a serger (Eeep!), because all summer I basically live in my alternative apparel slinky knit dress. If I could make ones similar… that would be awesome!

#crappy selfie

Currently baking/enjoying: almond biscotti– its breathing life into my morning coffee!

i cant live without making lists!

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