Monday, October 5, 2009

Close but no Cigar

All I managed to do this weekend was get a pair of pants and short jacket cut out and marked.

I will probably never make this jacket but I liked the pants pattern and Hancock had another irresistible 1.99 sale. I hope I'm pleasantly surprised by this fabric, it seems a tad too bright but it matches the plaid in the jacket perfectly and the jacket is beige so hopefully this will work.

I've had this jacket pattern forever, Butterick 5375. The fabric is a wool blend that I purchased in Texas, I had less than 3 yds, thus the short jacket.

I'm so excited, this sweater might actually happen. It's from "Knitting for Dummies" your first sweater. I only had to frog it once. The yarn is cotton and I'm a little disappointed because it's pilling already but I'm still going to finish it.

That's about it for me, I hope everyone had a great weekend, happy sewing, knitting, crocheting or doing whatever makes you smile.


Michelle said...

I'm excited to see the pants and jacket together. I have been trying to do a bit better with matching lately, and kudos to you with your planning!

julia said...

I think the sweater is coming along very nicely. Love the patterns.

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

For some odd reason I want to hand knit a sweater. Can't wait to see how yours turn out.

Andrea said...

I love your fabric choices and think they look great together. I can't wait to see them finished. Your sweater is coming along really nicely. Great job!!!

Sheila said...

I think I need to get Knitting for Dummies b/c I haven't knitted for some time now and really like how your sweater is coming along.