finally finished the back. might go back in and do a last big cable since it looks pretty long without one. the short rows were messing with my counting…

now onward to the sleeves!!

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Secrets.

I haven’t posted in months! I am working away at the fit for my wedding dress. I have sewn three muslins so far, and its still not quite there. I found my fabric, it is being special order-ed and I am OH-SO-excited about it: silk charmeuse and silk chiffon, what luxuries. I have plans for my grandmother’s veil, it is not in the best shape so I took it to see if I could get new tulle. I want to keep the dress and veil a secret, but here’s some other stuff i made to distract you!
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New floors, my friend.

We got our floors redone last week. We took it as an opportunity to clean house (literally!) and do some slight re-arranging and stuff-purging. It feels great and fresh. I have never lived somewhere for more than 1 year since I left my parent’s house for college ten years ago, so its weird to have been in one place for 3.5 years. I’ve also been cleaning up in my sewing room but I’ll save pics for when it’s complete.

Pretty new old floors
With furniture.
a little knitting nubbin.

30 Days Hath September.

I am plowing through these endpaper mitts so I can get back to my sweater (rav link), and THEN dig into planning my wedding dress and shawl/sweater/something to layer (knitted, obviously). 

almost finished!
This morning I did that thing where I pulled out all my winter clothes since its just a teeny bit chilly, and I dove straight for my Caramel Latte sweater that I finished in March. Feels so great that my go-to is something I made!

Currently reading: The Magician King by Lev Grossman

Lately.

Been doing a lot of reading, cooking, sewing (and a littttle knitting) lately. did i tell you i have a 2014 book-a-month goal? so far im on track!

Made another dress from Stylish Dress Book.

red buttons, huh?

And here’s a knitting update: 

progress on my cardigan.
Spent last weekend in Elk County, PA with some lovely people who I don’t get to see enough. Jacob’s mom gave me her old film camera and since none of the little stores on the way to Camp sold film, I just used the expired film in her case. Some turned out really nice:

Camp!
Playing Rummy 500
my crappy rummy hand
walking up to The View

enjoying The View
good morning!