Saturday, March 6, 2010

A week's worth of progress...

Follow-up to the bra fitting post ...

crdott & fabricfan asked where I got the new bras. Yes, fabricfan it was at Change. I didn't realize how few stores there are (only 3 in Quebec, I think). They were fabulous and I went back with a friend the next weekend for a couple more, since I needed at least one light colored one (but, of course, bought 2 LOL). My friend also got fitted and was very happy with her new purchase as well.

And, just for the record, I certainly didn't feel bad about the new sizing - my top half looks GOOD !

Now, what have I been doing ?

Just before the Olympics started, I found a group on Ravelry that was going to cast on a project during the opening ceremonies, with the goal of casting off by the end of the closing ceremonies. Well, there was no way I'd get a whole project done in 16 days so I decided I'd try to get my socks completed by then. At that point, I think I still had the gusset, heel and cuff to do. The bind off was done on the bus home Monday, 1 day late, but I count that as a success.

Next up... These are on my radar but are definitely NOT an easy bus ride project - so, I've cast on the next pattern in the SFTTU book - Diagonal Lace in the orange Opal I bought in New Brunswick a few weeks ago.

A bit of sewing has been done.

I'm working on my pants again. The inseam, outseam and crotch seams are all done. The waistband is next. 04-2009-119

My 4th version of M3341 (Basic A-Line Skirt) - Started way back in November - finished last Sunday. Need I repeat how slow I am LOL ? It was a straight 14 with a 3/4in. swayback adjustment. Invisible zip, rather than a centered application. I also added a lining.

Here's the back:

These were the first 3 I made from this pattern.

I'd like to put some more time into the pants this weekend...we'll see...


  1. Love your socks! The "Skew" pattern looks very interesting. I've knitted plain socks for a while now and need to progress to a stitch-pattern. Lace or something.

    Nice fitting skirt! Lucky you have a well-fitting TNT!

  2. Great colorful socks! I love the top and skirt. I learned to do invisible zippers and just love them, because if your zipper doesn't match, it matters less!

    And I just sewed a skirt last weekend, for the first time since August. Stuff happens and gets in the way of what we want to do!


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