Thursday, September 07, 2006
I Am Doll Parts
Those are my teddy bear parts so far. Clockwise, starting at the top, we have:
3 head pieces
4 ear pieces
4 arm pieces (2 pieces each arm, duh, with contrast brown paw pads)
2 body sections
I'm still working on the legs. All the yarn is homespun from stash, which makes me happy. It's made a huge dent in the stash-storage-box. There's room for more now!
Sorry the parts are all curled up and don't look like much; the pattern expressly states not to press or block them before stitching.
I've been a bad knitblogger, though, and gotten distracted from my knitting. Which has two results: gives me less to blog about, and puts me WAY behind on my holiday gifts. Yikes! I was supposed to finish this bear before Labor Day.
But instead, enthralled with the progress I'd made sewing those bags, I decided I had to learn how to sew a blouse. One that actually fits me, unlike the ones I buy in the store. Unfortunately, such a blouse involves learning pattern manipulation, dart adjustment, sleeve cap reduction, etc. It's been two weeks and about 4 library books already, and I've only gotten this far:
(I made that picture smaller so the color wouldn't blind you)
I swear to you that hideous color is not accurate. It's actually a lovely garnet red. I've been learning to set sleeves (and adjust sleeve caps) since Monday, so as you can see this is going to be a while. But the good news is that once I get this sussed, I should be able to whip a blouse out in an afternoon.
I also solemnly swear to you that this blog will not become a sewing blog. It's just that in the heat of the summer, I'd rather sew than knit. Or spin, apparently, since the only spinning I've done this summer has been insomnia-3am-spinning. I'm still working on the Grafton Fibers navajo blue and teal batts that I have officially decided I dislike and will raffle off once I'm done. I have noticed that when you dislike the color you're spinning, your motivation to spin plummets to the ground like a dead bird. But I know someone else will love the colors, so once I finish you'll all be the first to know!
P.S. No progress whatsoever on Hyrna. Really. None.