Hooked

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I have some not so fun memories involving crochet. I remember that at school some of the girls were making a beautiful orange/brown (this was 1978) pillow case and I wasn't allowed to make one myself. The teacher said she couldn't teach me how to crochet because I was lefthanded.
My grandmother had pity and tried to teach me. I remember making a tiny headband, but we both lost interest pretty soon.

Last week I found “The happy hooker” by Debbie Stoller in the library and I decided to give it another chance. And look at that. It clicked.
So I made two potholders and then moved on to granny squares. That was fun. I really think I'm hooked.

Some knitting

Between sewing curtains and sewing lots of bags I also did some knitting this summer.


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A little top. Not really happy about the side seams, but it's totally wearable.

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A dress, knit in the round, so no seams. I'm not sure I'll wear it, but it was fun to design.


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And there has been some (but very little) progress on the blanket. The first part was frogged, since it didn't work out, but I found some good instruction on logcabin knitting here.

Curtains

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We've been thinking about new curtains for a long time, but I just never could find the right fabric. I was thinking green and something retro like circles or stripes.
Yeah, I know. This is completely different. But I do like it, even after sewing all those pleats.

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Harry Potter outfit

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E. is going to a Harry Potter camp and asked if I could make her a robe. Hmn. That much trust in my sewing should be rewarded. So I did a little research and came up with this. I think I did rather well.
The rest of the uniform came from the thriftshop.

Bags, bags, bags

I was on a blogging break, but obviously not on a sewing break. I've been playing around with bag designs and made 8 bags these past months. They all found new owners (the girls, my mother, my sister).

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More turtles

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These are for my girls. 
I need to find some baby-safe fabrics and try to sell them. They're real fun to make.