We are enjoying a cool rainy Sunday here. I am so glad the hottest part of the year is over, also known as “Hell’s Front Porch” in Ohio.
First of all, you should know I am getting a lot of amusement out of Tompkin. Here he is in the neighbor’s pumpkin crate.
I also finished my jeans. Enjoy these photos my youngest graciously took for me.
These fit fairly well. I think they will fit better when I’ve lost a few more pounds.
I loved the waistband construction on them, but I struggled with it. I shouldn’t have gone with the horsehair for interfacing. It was too difficult to sew. It was too much for my little machine and I ended up using the industrial machine down the hall.
I broke a needle and bent a needle. Oops!
I am super happy with the jeans button kit. Well worth all those yen.
I’m pleased the jeans are wearable, especially since I probably spent as much time ripping out stitches as I did sewing. Pattern is Sound of Blues from Ottobre.
Next time I’ll use a fabric with more stretch, maybe some Ponte.
I found another skein of the green at my LYS and cast on my Weekender. Again, I struggled. It took me three times to get the tubular cast on right. I didn’t actually need waste yarn for this. There are multiple ways to do a tubular cast on, apparently. FYI!
I hope to get the front cast on and joined to the back before our trip. Then I can take Weekender to Canada with me for some sweet, sweet, stockinette vacation knitting.
Yesterday for Saturday-date Bob and I went to see Joker. That film is a work of art. Bob and I each got a new pair of hiking boots to celebrate our anniversary. One week from tomorrow will be 7 years! ❤️