Thursday, July 5, 2018

Designing Woman

Thanks to all who shared their favorite listens. I needed some new ideas. Also a note on the knitting: I am knitting Free Your Fade, which is much smaller than Find Your Fade. Find is more of a blanket than a shawl!

While I can follow knitting patterns just fine, I find sewing patterns confusing. I wanted a small tote bag, so I looked at some patterns and then made up my own mash-up pattern. Amazingly, it worked:
Sewing doesn't usually go this smoothly for me. And isn't the fabric fabulous? The lining is my own ice-dyed faux-indigo fabric.
I'm also trying to perfect a Fair Isle hat pattern. The colors aren't quite right here. The light color is yellow, not white, so it looks more Earthy than the photo shows.
And I'm working on a new abstract embroidery pattern. Sometimes it's fun to just play with color and shape.

A few of you have asked about my health. So sweet of you! My recovery from the surgery is just about complete, and it went smoothly. The pathology report wasn't so good, though, so there is more treatment in my future. Hopefully just minor stuff.


13 comments:

  1. hoping you see the end of your treatment!! your bag is so functional and stylish! a knitted bag needs to be lined so it's double to work in my mind. Hope you have a great weekend!

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  2. Boooooooooo on that pathology report. Hope treatment goes quickly and smoothly.

    In the meanwhile ..... your creative ideas are beautiful! I love the bright colors of the buttons and beads on your embroidery.

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  3. Adding you to my prayer list: may your treatment be quick and successful.

    All of your project are superb: I love the fabric and your knitting, but that embroidery makes my heart happy.

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  4. I like your fabric tote bag, it looks so easy to make. You have a lot of projects going, you must be good at multi-tasking. It's 112 deg. today in Phoenix, so my crochet projects will have to wait a bit. God bless you with good health!

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  5. The bag! The hat!!! And that embroidery....so much to love here!

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  6. The tote bag is superb! Nice to start some new patterns...keep healing well.

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  7. Love all of your knitting projects! Fun embroidery, too. I bet you'd love crazy quilting! Not that you need another craft....

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  8. Love your hat! It makes me think of Christmas :) Glad you are recovering well and hopefully future treatment is minor. Have a good weekend!

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  9. Love your projects, you have been so busy. I am glad you are almost recovered and I hope the future treatment is a breeze.

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  10. That bag is fabulous! LOVE the fabric. I'm glad to hear your recovery is progressing, but RATS about the pathology report. Here's to quick and effective future treatment. :-)

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  11. GREAT job on the bag. Its gorgeous. Best of health ahead for yoU!!!

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  12. Your embroidery reminds me of the top I just made! And your bag is super. Hoping your FULL recovery will be swift and complete.

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