Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Knitting on pins and needles

Good morning cherry! We are just about finished with you! This is the second sleeve, and for you lovely readers - do you see that bedraggled little skein to the right? Yeah. That's how much yarn is left. I can hardly stand the suspense... will I have enough? Will I have to hunt down another skein in the same dye lot? I am torn between wanting to go home and knit obsessively or put the dang thing away because I can't bear to run out of yarn. What's a girl to do!?

Sometime last Wednesday, I decided I couldn't deal with such unadulterated stress, so I turned to something else - the sewing machine. In the intervening time frame, I have rediscovered a passionate love for my sewing machine. Or maybe just discovered, since I don't remember ever loving my sewing machine this much. Usually there is much swearing and gnashing of teeth and "what the hell?!"'s but this time? Just love. And here's why:

The fabric of yore has become... the flirty skirty!
Pattern: McCall's M5390
Fabric: Cotton pretties from hobby lobby

I can't even tell you how much I am in love with this skirt. It's comfy, it's cute, it was super easy, and it was CHEAP. Love love love. I'm going to wear the crap out of this thing. Especially on hot days like today. If any of you have some cotton pretties in your stash, or even just $5-$10 and a local hobby lobby with fabric on sale, I highly recommend making this skirt. It is di-VINE.

The unfortunate part of finishing this skirt is that I am being inexorably drawn back to the stress of Cherry. Will she make it? Will she run out of yarn? Stay tuned!

7 comments:

tiennie said...

I love that skirt! So cute on you!!!

Hilary said...

LOVE IT! It looks like an Anthropologie skirt! What great fabric finds. This is making me want to get to the fabric store immediately.

Marce (BrownBerry) said...

With all that going for it - how could you NOT love it!! It's beeee-utiful, and has some of my favorite patterning too. Well done!

Sending good yardage vibes for Cherry!

peaknits said...

What an awesome little skirt - nice job!

a friend to knit with said...

OH!!! THE SKIRT!!!!!
i am in LOVE with the skirt!!!
i want to make it. or at least wear it. RIGHT NOW!!!

Octopus Knits said...

Very pretty! It looks wonderful on you.

donnac368 said...

Great job! Hope you wore it lots over the summer.