Friday, May 18, 2012

May Craft Completion Update!

Sewing up the Marriage Sweater for @elgatogrande !! ❤


So, I feel that the May Craft Completion month is going a bit slowly. I was on a roll and then I hit a wall with a bit of a disaster with the Marriage Sweater! I managed to complete the sleeve to pattern, beautifully sew it in so Mark could try it on then disaster struck! The sleeve was WAY too narrow! I partially blame Mark's gym junkie, bicep building regime of late.

After a bit of a tantrum about the sweater, I reassessed the pattern and have started on another, larger sleeve, which so far is looking much better. It's a bit of a set back and due to my amazing hand sewing skills, the sewn in sleeve has been a nightmare to get out. However, onward and upward and I hope to still get this baby completed within May, even if it means that other projects won't be finished.

Woo hoo! One project down!

Maybe the list was a little long? I guess I aimed high to finish all of this in a month but it is good to set a goal, even if you can only get halfway through it!

Knitting in the round


The red cowl has had a major set back with this project running out of yarn. My lovely pal David ordered some additional yarn from Bendigo Wool Mills on my instruction but I managed to order the wrong colour red! I mean, there is a huge difference between Cherry and Holly?!?! 

With the lack of yarn to complete the project, it looks like this project will be carried over into June. I have managed to make a decision on how to finish it up so stay tuned! It has been inspired by some of my favourite Marimekko!

3 comments:

Michelle said...

Oh wow, that looks awesome! You have some serious knitting skillz going on there ;)

Your list is pretty long, I must say ... are you weaving as well as doing all this??

miss mardi nowak said...

Hi Michelle, yeah, still weaving as I do this! And working full time too... I think that I've aimed a little too high but I think I can get the sweater and a sock and the backing on my quilt completed.
Maybe?!

Michelle said...

No such thing as 'aiming too high'!! Yeah, I work full time, study tapestry weaving and feed my cross stitch addiction ... but I believe that the busiest people are the most organised, and the ones that get the most done ;)

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