I started practicing a week or two before Spinzilla and now have continued a little daily spin time afterwards. I'm certainly more comfortable with my wheel and my spinning has improved too. Win win! I didn't spin as much as most of my fellow Team Web-ster'ers but I certainly met a personal best goal and I had a lot of fun with the two art batts I tried. Team totals come out next Monday when they announce the winners.
Tuesday night I took a class with Kris at the Websters too learn the magic loop method of knitting small stuff in the round. Much easier than all those double points to do socks and mitts and hats.
In the sewing salon a couple of pretty and feminine makes are done. This is the second go at the Folkwear Middy Blouse pattern and it awaits closures and hemming.
The fabrics are all linen. The collar is a vintage linen bridge cloth I found at the huge Rogue Valley Manor annual flea market sale.
I think it was $2.00 and in pristine condition.
When I saw this white and gold linen fabric at Fabric of Vision, I knew I had to pair them together. The Middy blouse was the perfect choice.
Second up is a simple modified Mississippi Ave top.
Both fabrics were leftovers saved from other projects and fine woven linen (blue) is such a perfect fabric for under garments. It was a fast sew and almost too pretty to hide.
Lastly, I used this heavier rustic linen for a Sewing Workshop Liberty shirt.
This is a TNT pattern for me and I find I make at least one of them a year. I used up the last of some favorite ribbon on this too.
It will see a lot of wear; good color and good weight for colder weather.
A trio of books has made it up into the knitting/spinning book library.
It's been a while since I've added to it! And we couldn't leave the Web-sters without some Unicorn Tails!
I want to point EVERY dog owner who reads this blog to check out this article on Peanut Butter and xylitol. I use peanut butter every day as a vehicle for dog medications. This is showing up more and more in products so please, check your labels especially on human foods that might find their way into your best friends tummy!
Parting shot: Watching me watching you.
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