8.12.2011

Under Pressure

So I work well under pressure, with a deadline.

I decided, last minute, to sew my DH a shirt on our anniversary. So I got started in the morning, not early. I bought a heavy golden flannel, with a tea stained like pattern on it. He is a real outdoor type of guy. The shirt would be good for hiking etc.

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Getting things cut out. It’s been a LONG time since I sewed anything from a pattern. (that was clothing), how wide is that material? Yes, a LONG time.

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All cut out and ready to go, you can’t see it very well, but it is sitting on my new sewing basket. The one I was using was the one I had to buy in 6th grade for home ec. So after finishing the quilt I was working on I decided I deserved a new one.

By the time my DH came home I had most of it done. Had to alter the shoulders a bit and the collar/neck. I still have the buttons to sew on and the buttonholes. (and the hem). But I’m pretty pleased with it.

I especially like the button flaps for the pockets. The back yoke echos the pattern. I’ll post a photo when I’m totally done.

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He seems to be happy with it.

Now I’m off to do some actual knitting. Don’t faint. Sock is coming along. I’m still determined to knit a toe up sock. What is everyone’s favorite pattern?

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Hopefully tonight we will be able to get up around 3 and see the meteor shower. Then I’m off to work.

Keep knitting

2 comments:

  1. How cool, just like Mary on Little House on the Prairie. You did a beautiful job!

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  2. Your dh's shirt looks great! My dh looks forward when I start using that sewing machine for making clothes too but 'm still into silly stuff like grocery bags and purses.

    Ahh sox! Once I tried toe-up socks I can't get enough of them. My fav toe up socks are almost all by Wendy D. Johnson - she has very detailed instructions and her patterns both free and paid are very nice.

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