February 29, 2008

A Little Bit of

this and that today. Today my heart is heavy. A friend of mine is having her standard poodle Sadie put down today. Sadie has suffered from Liver problems for years and wasn't expected to live more than 6 months from the original diagnosis. My friend has an awesome vet and they have kept Sadie healthy and happy for almost 4 years since that initial diagnosis. But today she reaches the end. Sadie is the same age as my guys. So, if you are so inclined, please keep Sadie, her sister Tiffany who lives in the same house, their minature poodle sister Penny, and my friend in your thoughts today.
How about something a little bit happier? I have been working on that ---> cardigan for more than a year. It's pieces have all been knit and it's just been laying about waiting for assembly. Last night I sat at the kitchen table and sewed the raglan seams as well as attaching the knit lace to the front. Now looking at it - I've gained enough weight that I think it might be too small!
So, on a happier note, last night I stopped at Hancock Fabric's on my way home. I have wanted to make the Carolyn skirt (S5914) in corduroy to go with the sweater. But, of course there's a but, I couldn't find any corduroy that I liked that was the right color. So, I thought I would take a look at Hancocks. I picked up a light tannish beige twill and will be starting a skirt from the view in the lower right corner tonight.
Of course, I hadn't thought enough ahead and had to look through the pattern books to find the number so I knew how much yardage to get. While looking at the pattern books I spotted New Look 6723 and thought it would make a very cute jumper.
Hancocks had wool. 100% wool on sale for 50%. 60" wide, 100% wool. Now I have never sewn with 100% wool to my knowledge other than the wool flannel which I'm sure wasn't pure. Anyway - the combination of a simple jumper and 50% seemed like as good a time as any to start. I got 2 yards of the darker grey (bottom piece in top photo), 2 yards of the grey print and 4 yards of the light taupe. I figured I needed enough for a jumper and a great skirt. So, after I finish was was cut in January - these are up next! Inspiration baby - regardless of season!


  1. So very sorry to hear about Sadie... please pass my best thoughts on to your friend during this very difficult time.

  2. Pretty sweater..Love the lace front

  3. Sorry to hear about Sadie too...I know it's a terribly difficult time for your friend and her other dogs. She's lucky to have your friendship and understanding.

    pretty sweater too!

  4. It's so funny that you call S5194, the Carolyn skirt! I haven't made that skirt in years...I have 3 in my closet that I wear but haven't revisited the pattern since. I can't wait to see the next version of yours!


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