Here is my first attempt at Junko Okamoto’s Teru pattern. I finished it some time ago, and I’ve worn it a bunch. It’s massive and cozy, and, I think, beautiful.
It was my first attempt at color work, as well. I think it went alright.
Truly, it’s difficult to overstate the largeness of this garment. It could be a dress. In the cold of winter, it is such a wonderful sweater to own. Highly recommend.
Yet another 3 Min. dress. Perhaps you’re wondering if I intend to turn every bit of fabric I own into one. I wonder that, too. I’ve done, um, six? I think? They’re just the easiest thing to grab and wear.
A cardigan for fall.
This tunic/dress thing. Completely hand-stitched. Couldn’t resist a couple tiny, red details.
I pieced together most of my remaining bits of this fabric to get another garment out of it. I’ve already done two other dresses. I love the print.
The accumulation of acrylic yarn wasn’t mindless, there were reasons, but wow I have more than I wish I had.
I don’t like acrylic yarn. Two things about it I appreciate, though: it wears like iron and it brings the kitsch like nothing else can.
So the cat has a new blanket. He needed one, and we’re both happy.
I love crocheting granny squares so much. Just the most basic ones. Same motion, over and over, seemingly infinitely. It is so soothing. I already have another I’m working on.
Today’s temperature was 95 degrees when I ventured outside, and this steamy, Mid-Atlantic air feels like soup. It’s comically uncomfortable. Every year, I know it’s coming, but it’s hard to remember just how funny and terrible it is until I’m feeling it.
I made another of these dresses from double gauze. It’s the perfect garment if you live in soup, as I do.
It’s so easy and fast to make, one of those one-size patterns, and it’s mostly made of rectanglish shapes.
The double gauze is so good in the hot weather, although really I wear it all winter, too, because it’s my favorite thing.
Even though I’m not hiding from the world anymore, I don’t think I’ll stop making tiny mice.
Here’s one of the three I did.
The skilled and talented Ann Wood provided a free pattern for them, in case you want to try to make some. Here’s a link: link.
I sent the other two to live with my mother-in-law, a true lover of mice.
I gave all three mice scarves to wear, because it’s cold.
The mice are an easy and fun project. They use small scraps of felt and fabric, and I stuffed mine with the snippets of felt left from cutting out mouse parts, yarn ends I cut from my knitting and crochet, frayed scraps of fabric, that kind of thing.
One more angle:
I hope you’re having a good Friday.
This was Saturday. The sky was dark, but this fabric/thread/button combination was making me very happy.