I said there would be sewing and knitting again on this little blog, and so, here you go! I've had this fabric for quite a while, it was an eBay find, and it's old and I'm pretty sure it was originally intended for pillowcases. Doesn't that just look like a pillowcase border?
And while it would, in fact make very charming pillowcases, I don't currently have a room decorated in yellow and lavender in need of pillowcases. What else could I do? I had to make a skirt. So I just cut off a bit to use for the waistband, sewed a seam at the back with an invisible zipper, pleated it up, and stitched it to the waistband. Easy-peasy!
I did want to mention that I'm feeling pretty brave with this picture. I appreciate all the comments about the 20 pounds lost, but as you can see, I still have quite a ways to go. Not that I'm belittling those 20 (now 22!) pounds, I'm darn proud of myself for accomplishing that kind of weight loss, especially since I'm doing it in a healthy way, and very slowly, but it's just the beginning, and I'm working on getting rid of another 40 pounds by the end of the year.
Oh, and I also had to mention, the long-sleeved t-shirt? In the exact same shade of yellow? I found it at Old Navy this past weekend for $1.99! And I also found a green one for $5, and the two together perfectly match my completed Lace Ribbon Scarf.
This was a fun scarf to knit, until the last third. At that point it seemed to stop getting longer, and the ball of remaining yarn stopped getting smaller, and the knitting just went on and on and I got irritated and then made a series of mistakes which required unknitting several rows. Of course it did end eventually, and I rather like it. Even though it's wool, it's rather light-weight, and perfect for this crazy Spring weather we're having. I was so looking forward to this past long weekend, but it was cold and grey and rainy the whole time. Of course Tuesday morning, when I had to go back to work, was all bright and blue-sky-ed and lovely, which put me in a very cranky mood. We're almost to the next weekend, and I'm still bugged about the whole thing.
I better add something cheery to end with. This is my dog Winston, who likes to snuggle. He gets in bed with me every morning around 5:00, and then doesn't want to get up when I decide it's time to get up. He won't budge and I have to physically push him out of bed. Silly boy! Doesn't he look comfortable?
He doesn't have his Summer haircut yet, because of the yucky weather. I just can't let it go.