This winter has been a bit too snowy and cold for my taste. Over the past two months, I’ve been knitting and sewing garments to help keep us all warm.
Shortly after the new year, I knit another Falmouth Hat for myself using a skein of Quince and Co. Osprey in chanterelle. This has been my go-to-hat on these cold New England days.
I knit the Vines cowl using four skeins of Lark in honey. I’m donating this one to an upcoming raffle for a friend who is running the Boston Marathon.
I recently purchased a second hand serger, and have been easing by way learning how to use it by experimenting with all the different settings. This weekend I sewed the Lola dress from Victory Patterns using sweatshirt fleece. I love this dress. The fleece I used has a tweedy, nubby texture on the outside, but the softest and coziest fleece inside. I could live in this all winter. The finished dress reminds me of a garment that Prairie Underground would make, so of course, I want to wear it nonstop.
I also finished a new School Photo Dress for H. just in time for her to wear it for last week’s 3rd grade tea party.
I used a print from Sarah Jane’s Out to Sea collection for the main fabric and navy blue leftover uniform fabric for the lining.
For J., I made him a tooth pillow just in time for him to send off his first baby teeth.
H. and J. have a number of friends who recently celebrated birthdays. I made most of them birthday shirts. A handful went out without photos taken.
For one of H.’s dear friends, H. helped me make a birthday shirt, a reversible Hula Hoop skirt, and a matching gift bag.
Hopefully, warmer weather will arrive soon. I’m ready to start sewing spring and summer clothes!