Summer Craftiness

Well, I’ve been feeling a little more like knitting but I’m not pushing it at the moment.  I’ve been sewing; finishing up some curtains I started a long time ago and now the three big windows in our living room are covered. 

It’s been pretty hot here and I really like drawing the curtains and hanging out in a darker room during the day.

 

And then there’s this dress.  The darts are done, the zipper’s in, but I am having some trouble with the curved yoke seam.  It’s crazy and I haven’t felt up to tackling easing it in.  The pattern looked easy enough, but yuck on the yoke!  Stripes also may not have been the best fabric choice, but I like it and it came from my overflowing stash.

This is the Trellis and Keyhole Tank by Connie Chang Chinchiofrom Summer 09 Knits–the Hempathy I pulled from my stash is a little different gaugewise so I’ve fiddled with the numbers and changed the shaping a little too.  Stockinette in the round is some of my favorite knitting and easy to do at the end of the day while almost asleep.  We’ve been watching Conan on the Tonight Show recently and I miss the wackiness they had at Late Night but I do appreciate the earlier time; I knit and watch as much of the show as I can before totally crashing out.  Everyone hears it from parents, but gah, so tired!  Once they get mobile, man, it’s all over.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. kat
    Jul 10, 2009 @ 18:44:19

    haha. I too, am a tired parent, who falls asleep (while knitting) and watching conan…

  2. Gudrun
    Jul 11, 2009 @ 15:01:36

    Love the style of the dress, bet it will be very cute! Look forward to seeing the Trellis and Keyhole top…it’s a great design….as are all of Connie’s!

  3. Kate
    Jul 15, 2009 @ 20:16:36

    Good luck on easing that seam. No puckers! You’ll lose 2 points for each one!

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