Sunday, September 27, 2009

***Blue Moon Sock Club SPOILER ALERT***

We've had a busy but fun weekend with 9 month baby photos (what a ham), a neighborhood birthday party, house chores (well this wasn't fun but necessary), sewing, knitting and sock club mail!

I did a bit of sewing today while the baby napped. The baby's finally getting on a great nap 2 per day nap schedule (and still sleeping through the night). My husband is at the Bills game. Go Bills!! - wow a fake field goal - where did this team come from! -

Sorry distracted by the game there for a minute.... Back to sewing progress.

I made a couple of sock or small project bags. I tried out a new pattern - that I think I like. Thoughts? It's a straight forward design, but it feels like it's a good one.

It's just big enough for a small project with all the accompaniments. It has a short handle that you tuck a longer one through to create a natural closure.

I also made a little dress for Anna. [Just imagine there is a little girl in there - not paper towels]

It's the first time I've attempted any sort of garment - so I picked a pretty easy/straight forward pattern from Indygo Junction. I think it came out pretty well. I'm hoping it will look cute with a long/short sleeve onesie underneath and leggings. It has an adjustable bow tie at the shoulder so it should fit for awhile. The pattern says it's a size 2, however, it seems small/short for that size. Though that's OK since she's in 9mos now - so it's a bit big now, but gathers enough so that it is wearable (and should last longer).

I finally washed and blocked my February Lady Sweater. I've warn it a few times, but hadn't had a chance to wash it yet. Wow - the hand wash/wool cycle on our LG Washing Machine is awesome!! I braved it with the sweater and it did a beautiful job. The sweater is made from BMFA Twisted - which is so soft and blooms wonderfully once washed. It's laying out in the foyer drying...

A fun yarny goodness shot for you... My September Blue Moon Sock Club package arrived on Saturday.
The photo does not do the yarn justice. It is one of my favorite colorways yet this year. I need to get knitting on my socks. Works been so busy - I haven't been able to squeeze in much lunch time knitting (in the evenings - I've been plugging away at my Trellis & Vine pullover- making good progress - I'm almost done with the body).

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday. Go Football Season! I love Sundays.

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