Year of Projects Week 6/52: Born to Knit

Then why am I sewing so much? We could blame the weather, but I almost never leave the house.

Sewing

After yesterday’s exercise in frustration, I needed a sewing win. Enter the Tekura Tee. This pattern popped up in my inbox from I Think Sew and I was drawn to its simplicity. I had some Born to Knit fabric left over from a Melba Dress, and decided to sew a “muslin” with it. I didn’t have enough fabric for a seam allowance, but I went with it. It’s a little snug. Adding a seam allowance for the next one should rectify that. I’ve got more knitting tattoo print interlock that will be perfect for this pattern, and maybe I’ll make a navy and white polka dot one as well.

I also finished sewing a shirt for Bob this week!

Dyeing

I dyed some Virginia cotton and wool blend yarn with tansy from my garden using an iron mordant this week. You can read all about it at this link.

Knitting

On the knitting front, I picked up my Hansel Hap for TV knitting. I’m almost ready to start the center square decreases. I also started the colorwork on my 2 Spooky Halloween Hat.

This has been a Year of Projects (YOP) update. You can read my updated list here, and my original list at this link. You can find out more about the group on Ravelry or Backstage Kath’s YOP bloggers list.

17 thoughts on “Year of Projects Week 6/52: Born to Knit

  1. This is a really cute top! I need to sew more, but just have too much else going on right now. You’re providing some great inspiration, though! And I’ve been stalking the patterns you’re making. I’m going to try some of them myself (eventually).

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  2. What a darling top! I love the yarn you dyed from the tansy…what a great color! I tried to use the link to the Hansel Hap but it didn’t work….it loks very cool whatever it is and I love T.V. projects.

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