Thursday, November 30, 2006

Happy Ho Down

Swap: HoDown / Invite Your Partner Swap
Recieved from: groschveux

I recieved from groschveux! The Canadian post had me worried for a minute. ;) Here is what she sent me:

A marvelous sushi table runner. I absolutely love the fabrics she used! It's reversible, too.

A sushi apron! (Did I mention that I like sushi?) I swear I'm not as much of a tool as I look like in this picture. I was just so excited about having such an awesome apron! Does this mean I'm domestic? Anyway, the apron is great! It has a quilted pocket on the front with two compartments.

She also sent me some dark chocolate -- let me tell you, that is the way to this girl's heart! She also made me some sweet tags for my etsy shop. What an incredibly thoughtful gift!

Thank you so much, Marija!

In other news, I finished the sleeves for my Starsky cardigan over Thanksgiving, and got a great start on the fronts. A few more inches, and I'll be ready to cast off and block all the pieces! It is coming together so well. The yarn I'm using (the Knitpicks Sierra called for in the pattern) is positively scrumptious.

Other things I'm working on:
- Three (!!) personal swaps I have going on right now. I will be sending out at least one this week, I hope.
- A holiday dress. If I can pull this off, ladies and gents, it will be gorgeous. Here's a picture of the pattern:

The fabric I'm using is medium weight satin gradated from dark navy blue at the top to silver at the bottom. It was on clearance at Joann's for $2.50/yd, and I snapped up all 6 yards left on the bolt. Cutting the pieces out evenly was a little bit of a challenge, but with some careful measuring, everything appears to match up.

1 comment:

naelany said...

oh wow! That dress'll be beautiful! I can't wait to see it ^_^. Good luck! It's too bad you live so far away from me lol. Would love to have you teach me how to sew clothes and stuff ^_^. But, I'm learning...slowly but surely. I mean, dolls and pincushions and pillows count as sewing, right? ^_~

Also can't wait to see your knitting! I'll bet it's beautiful. Progress pictures? Since last time?