Autumn sewing

I love to sew.

A black and purple bag I sewed.

I've dabbled in sewing here and there, but I've never spent quality time with it. I'll set up my machine, make a little bag or quilt something small, and I'll put the machine away for another 7-8 months. Knitting will always be my first love, of course, and spinning my second, but I've learned you can't have too many loves. So, sewing, you will now be third in my list of crafts I love.

The inside of the black and purple bag I sewed.

I kind of winged it with this pattern, finding a picture of the shape I wanted, then figuring out measurements and such on my own. I originally made this bag with two straps, but I changed it to one when I got home from my sewing day with my friends. I'm also pretty happy to have used up some fat quarters I bought in Kentucky waaaaaaaay back in 2007! Louisville has great quilt shops.

Blue handknit socks.

See that awesome knitting project in the bag? I'm knitting a pair of socks for Ted, also a pattern I'm making up as I go. It's a version of the Charade socks, only I cast on 72 stitches to make it fit a man's foot. I'm not sure what I'll do for the heel yet, but I have a few more inches left on the leg before I get there, so I'm sure I'll think of something. So far, I'm digging the striping pattern so far, and I think Ted will like them too.

I love making things.

(Also, side note: happiest of birthdays to my awesome sister, who turns 30 today! And, to my kickass friend Linda, who is one of the best people ever! All the birthdays!)