My family and I just returned from a nearly two week vacation to Homer, Alaska to visit my husband’s parents. It was lovely and peaceful, and we did a million things a person can’t do in Silicon Valley: digging for clams, picking rhubarb, wild raspberries and blueberries (I made jam!), fishing for halibut, salmon, dolly varden, rockfish, pollock etc., seeing the sun set at 11 p.m., playing in the rain… 🙂 It was refreshing to have a completely different life for a few weeks!
Since I couldn’t bring my sewing machine (though I just may next time!), I purchased some local handmade yarn. I’m not much of a knitter, it’s like a craft-of-last-resort for me, but I saw this color (named “Fireweed” after a local wild flower–a photo of the real deal is at the top of the post) and my fingers started itching to make something. Well, after about 20 rounds on the circular needle in a basic lace pattern for an infinity scarf, I had “lost” 4 out of 260 stitches. Now that I’m back in the land of sewing machines, it might be hard to persuade myself to figure out how to remedy that situation!
Which brings me to my next problem: while I was away, I ordered bunches of fabric, which was all sitting on my doorstep when we got home. I feel most inclined to sew something with this lovely, but summery, striped ponte knit (image above). But what to make?? Some options:
|Another Renfrew modified with a boat neck?
|Dresses are always my initial inclination, but with Fall approaching, a top might be more versatile right? I may modify the Renfrew to have a boat neck–seems to go well with the stripey print and will be well-worn, I’m sure. With an upcoming bathroom remodel, I’ve had to make a so many decisions lately–I just need someone to tell me what to sew!
Once I’m done with this fabric, it’s the transition to a Fall work wardrobe–wools and darker prints, skirts, trousers and blouses.