Hey. What's going on?
What I made: 1.) Vogue 8410 peacoat. 2.) The World's Simplest Mittens 3.) Talven Vihrea Pipo
My how time flies. It's been more than a month since I updated this space. One of the primary reasons I started this blog is to keep track of the projects/progress I've made in my craft(s). Currently, I'm failing at that, and I've got a small mountain of undocumented projects piling up. Those sorts of piles can be daunting. It's silly to waste energy on something so insignificant, isn't it? I thought I might try something a little different. Instead of dedicating an entire post to each project, I'm going to use my posts as a way to catch-up on what I've been doing and making since the last time we got together, like a chat over coffee with friends.
What I made: 1.) Cozy Neighborhood
I've added a Project Archive to the menu bar at the top of my site where each of the projects in this post has it's own little page. If you click on any of the photos in the archive, you can seen additional photos for each project, get quick pattern links, and read about the type of fabric/yarn/supplies I used to make that project.
What I made: 1.) Snug
I've also added quick little links below each of the photos in this post to call out the garment(s) I've made. Those links are directly connected to the project pages for each garment. I fully realize this approach is against the grain of blogging, at least as I've come to know and recognize it. But, this format is going to be my new standard operating procedure. I hope that you'll bear with me, keep an open mind and continue to stop by for a visit every once in a while.
What I made: 1.) Fireside Pullover
Now that we've got the boring details out of the way, "How've you been?" Besides sewing and knitting, lately, I'm filling my free time with a lot of reading. I'm now a regular at my local libraries. I'm incredibly out of habit and would love your book and/or author suggestions. I'm mostly flying blind and choosing titles from the new releases and librarians' pick sections. I've had various luck with this approach. Currently, I'm working my way through Keith Donohue's novels. He's been my best discovery thus far.
In addition to the library, I've been actively frequenting the small shops and restaurants around town. It's become a little adventure to try and seek out new things in our community. We've been able to do a lot of walking with the dogs, because it's been a wildly mild winter. We were reminded how mild when we went for a weekend getaway to Denver. Brrr. We haven't had measurable snow since December, but Colorado was covered. Our weekend out West was a wonderful little reunion with my friends from high school; we're lucky to have all found incredible partners who make it easy for us to continue to get together despite the physical distances between us.
What else? I had a wonderful visit with my best friend from middle school who was in town overseeing a group of students at the MBLTACC conference. We got the band back together (Meg, Josh, Liz, Felix, Mike & Me 'a.k.a.' Paris Pals/traveling buddies) for a brunch date in the city. I joined a new gym and am having various levels of success with motivating myself to actually use it. I'm growing my hair out... again. This time I'm bent on achieving my dream of 70's Jerry Hall hair. And, that's about it for me. I maintain an exhilarating existence, no?