September 18, 2007

Busy As a Bee

I've had a few busy days this past week. And I admit, I really haven't been prioritizing very well lately. I think this is where I fluctuate and am on a high. I have too many creative ideas. There are too many things I aspire to do. I want to do it all. And I try!

It started with a trip to downtown LA, (which if you don't live here, you will know it's not really the place to go). But there was a very good reason for me to go down there, (and drag poor Shawn with me). She is the reason:

Yes, I had a chance to see the Yarn Harlot. It was so much fun and she's such a hoot. I would have stayed longer to meet her, but we had gotten to LA at 1 p.m. and went down to the Garment District, (which is basically blocks of stores that sell fabrics, sewing machines, notions...). And I think by the time we were done at the auditorium, (which was at about 3:45), Shawn was ready to go. (I should say neither of us had eaten yet that day, because we woke up late and rushed to get downtown.)

When I got home, my Sock It To Me Sock Swap Pal sent me a very lovely gift of socks, a handsewn bag, candies, yarn and Bath and Body Works yummy stuff:

Thanks Jennifer!

And I did manage to get some knitting time in to work on this:

It's the bodice for the Tilted Duster. Actually, I worked on this at the SnB at the LYS on Friday night. Plus I started my second Monkey sock there too. Sunday I had to go back to the LYS and get some help working the shoulder seams. I hate stair stepping edges. They look horrible. So I ended up taking them out and doing a three needle bind off and now my shoulder seams look wonderful. I prefer the three needle bind off to seaming any day!

So since I got those three pieces done, I decided to skip the sleeves for the moment and work on the ribbing for the skirt. I'm about 2 or 3 inches into the ribbing. I need 16. Maybe longer. It will depend on how I like the length when I try it on.

I've also been doing quite a bit of sewing. And quite a bit of spending. Why didn't those of you sew tell me how terribly addicting buying fabric is. I gave up scrapbooking because of this. And here I am, a knitter, a beader and a sewer. What next?

This needle case still needs pockets. I haven't decided if I am doing DPN's or circulars yet. But this is for my Sock It To Me Pal. She likes pink!

I am hoping to do a few this week and add to the shop soon. I am doing an update right now on stitch markers. I sold a few at the SnB and there are a few new ones leftover. Take a look!

And a bit of sunshine for those cloudy and dark days:


Nora, this picture goes out to you!

6 comments:

Leslie said...

You've got the cutest little baby. That face would cheer anyone up! I, too, love the three-needle bindoff. So clean.

Nora said...

Ooooh, hello my little sweetheart! AJ, I don't know how you don't gobble her up!

keri said...

Lucky you to get to see the yarn harlot - it looks like you had some fun!

Felicia said...

What a cutie cakes!

I bet the Yarlot was a lot of fun indeed.

tiennie said...

So darn cute! So lucky to have such a cutie and to see the Yarn Harlot!

Lisa said...

Looks like a lot of us have seen the Harlot htis past week. Hopefully she spreads good mojo onto all of us.

Sewing is very addictive. So sorry that we didn't warn you before. When my two daughters were small I made all of their clothes. Baby girl dresses and sun suits are so much fun and remnants are easy to grab for some of their tops and shorts. My fabric stash is still pretty big considering I haven't sewn for them in about ten years. I make items for myself now. Especially halloween costumes.

The SITM package looks great and thanks for the update on the yarn for the socks!

Enjoy that beautiful face as long as you can. They grow up into adults way too soon these days.