Tuesday, March 30, 2021

A cast on!

 


I finally cast on for that sweater Julia directed me to a few weeks ago. Why did that take me so long? I was sort of dreading following a pattern. My brain is overloaded these days, so I thought it would be too much. Guess what? It was really easy and actually quite calming to just follow directions. 

I'm already through the (not so) tricky part, working on the body now. It may even be ready before the weather here gets so hot that I can't even think about wearing a sweater...

That other project? Yeah... well... it's coming along slowly. But please remind me never, ever to buy pink yarn again. I'm so not into that color...

So, my knitting To Do is simple for the next week:

- work on sweater (finish it?)

- work on bag (or toss it aside?)

I also have some sewing projects on my mind:

- make some skirts or dresses (I need more cloths and shops are closed right now - we're in a lockdown again. I do have enough fabric to make some simple skirts, I just need to get myself to do it)

- make some aprons to wear in the garden, with pockets that are sturdy enough for pruning shears and other smaller tools, but I also need a pocket to safely put my phone in (that's the only disadvantage of wearing sun dresses and simple skirts year round - no pockets).

linking up with Chris' Tuesday To Do

14 comments:

  1. Whishing you a happy knitting week. Enjoy.

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  2. My knitting always takes a back seat to my quilting but even more so in the summer. Just too hot! Good luck on this little sweater! And I'm with you--I do not like pink! (Although that one does look like it has a touch of coral to it so not so bad!)

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    1. Yes, that is a problem for me since we moved here (Caribbean island), so I'm trying to work with cotton a lot.

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  3. Hi Maggie,
    ...I have that sweater in my queue too...I just don't need another sweater...haha...I love the blue you chose...so soft and pretty...
    ~Have a lovely day!

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    1. Thank you! I don't need many sweaters, but I hope this one will get a lot of use for the chillier nights and for when we travel back to the Netherlands. I love the blue too, nice and neutral, so it can go with everything. My cloths tend to have bright colors and bold prints, since that's the only kind of fabric you can find here.

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  4. hello G!
    i am not a fan of pink either . . . but - it does look bright and happy with the grey and lavender . . .
    i love the pictures of your plant cuttings and snippets growing in all your little containers from your previous post. i am also sending you good vibes for finishing the reading of the novel and for getting your taxes done (i need to do mine, too!)
    happy tuesday, friend!

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    1. Yes, it's not too bad. That's the problem. I don't hate it enough to stop knitting ;-)
      Thank you for the good vibes. I did finish all the taxes (I do them for several people and companies in our family) and I waiting on the author to get back to me for another round of proofreading, so I have a bit of time to breath now. ;-)

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  5. But the pink is such a pretty color! Maybe you need a week or two break from it and then can come back happy to finish the project up. Hope you get some lovely clothes sewing done in the next few week.

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    1. It's not too bad, that's true. If I really hated it, I'd already put it aside. I think I'm going to concentrate on the sweater first and then come back to it. I hope I can get some sewing done too!

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  6. I am not a pink fan either! But sometimes you have to sew/knit with pink, and purple too. LOL Good luck on your goals and thanks for linking up!

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    1. Yes, it looked like a nice happy skein when I bought it and now I have to use it up...

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  7. beautiful projects on the needles but I love the way the light plays across your photographs!

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