Tuesday, November 17, 2009

It was a sewing kind of day today.......

I got started on a nightgown pattern I've had for awhile. McCalls's M5769. The material was also bought from Fabricland awhile ago. I generally don't gravitate to pink clothes, and there's not a pink to be had in any of my home decorating, but for me there's something comforting about wearing pink to bed. Go figure.This is the top half tomorrow I'll finish the bottom half...oh, wait I've got a dentist appt. tomorrow so hopefully Thursday it'll be done. In the meantime I found a new Sandra The Knitting Magazine which I'm happy about. This October 09 issue, which is only $5.25 Cdn. at Chapters/Indigo, is loaded with 32 patterns.

The Filati Edition 38 Fall/Winter 2009/10 has 44 patterns and I couldn't resist the green cabling on the front cover. I've never seen this magazine before and was blown away by the photography and the layout. If you're a lover of the earthy green tones this edition has a total of 11 different sweater patterns dedicated to that colour.

The Interweave Knits Weekend has jacked it up a notch in this edition. Or is it just me? There's several patterns that I'd love to start right NOW! ;) The cutest being the Whirligig Shrug. How cute is that for a little girl!! I like that they've included a couple patterns for the guys as well, and one in green too!In the mail this week came a new order I placed at Elann. Peruvian Sierra Aran colour: Deep Forest, 80%Highland Wool/20% Alpaca, 50gr=83 m/91yd. I ordered this on Nov.11 and received it Monday Nov. 16! That's just phenomenal! I've never had an order delivered that fast which now puts the pressure on. I have a pattern picked out from Cables Untangled by Melissa Leapman.This is the closest to the actual colour of the yarn I could get. It's quite dark with some flecks of red. I thought it'll be nice for this Man's Tweed Pullover pattern. I like how the sleeves set right up to the neck.
After spending last week laying around recovering from a flu bug I was in the mood to bring out my bread machine, and make some cinnamon buns. Don't ask me how flu = cinnamon buns, it just does. Anyway I haven't used the machine for a looong time now, and I wasn't sure if it was going to work properly. Either way I had a hankering to do this for awhile, and I had made sure I had fresh ingredients on hand. Well the dough had risen to the point it was lifting up the lid of the bread machine, and of course I forgot to take a picture, but here's evidence of baking.....Time for tea...ttyl :)

1 comment:

Jody said...

Glad you're feeling better Charlene. Those cinnamon buns look good....I luv the smell of fresh baking:)It must smell all Christmassy at your house:) I used to sew nightgowns and even clothes for my son when he was little. I miss my sewing alot.