SEWING 2013I made 2 giant yellow tote bags.
Finally finished making a box bag from a thousand years ago.
Made a baby box bag out of the leftover yellow fabric and sent it to my Mom with the previously mentioned gianormous tote. She uses it to keep all her lipsticks together.
Made a set of 3 box bags as a birthday present for my friend Susie.
Started piecing a quilt. Finished the top, sandwiched it around Easter and slowly hand quilted most of it during the rest of the year. I have 4 blocks left to go.
Finally put button holes in 2 shirt dresses. I used the button hole attachment for my old Singer Featherweight. The resulting button holes are really nice.
Almost finished another shirt dress.
Made a 3rd version of Vogue 8728 for myself, with added side seam pockets and contrasting bias edging (didn't have quite enough yardage).
Made 2 versions of the Amy Butler mini dress for my Mom. Cut out and coached her to sew number 3.
Almost finished sewing DKNY Vogue V1160, again for my Mom. Got stymied on the last step, rolled hem in polyester chiffon. Still have to finish that.
I paused sewing here for a while. Too much sweatshop sewing this summer.
Worked on the ever-growing hand pieced hexagons here and there.
Then did some Hawaiian appliqué during Christmas holidays. I finished a block I'd begun last year, and made it halfway through another block.
SPINNING 2013I finished spinning a batt I'd started in 2012 (I think). Aspen Grove Farm Batt purchased in Lunenburg during our 2012 summer trip to the Maritimes.
Then I started spinning another batt purchased from Lettuce Knit during a weekend trip to Toronto. It's still waiting on my wheel for me to finish it.
KNITTING 2013This was the year of the striped baby blanket. I made 3, and have given away 2. I really like the colour combo on the 3rd one, but fear that most people might find it too ugly? And the 3rd baby's Dad is a big Montreal Canadians fan...
I started a Damson shawl, then put it away for bad behaviour (not enough yarn and too ugly).
I knit the 2nd Cladonia shawl for my Mom.
I made myself some "early Winter mittens" to wear from 0°C to -15°C, then it's time for stranded mittens to take over. I started these as cable on the side mittens, but didn't like them. So I switched to a knit from the top pattern.
I participated in the Westknits Color Craving Mystery Shawl, which ended up kind of giant.
I finally finished my Koigu Pomatomuses. These were going to be flip top, and I did make one of the tops. Then I decided I would find the tops more annoying than useful, so finished them as is.
I decided that after five Winters of wearing the same beret, it was time for a new Winter hat. After scouring all the slouchy cable patterns I could find, I finally settled on Rosebud. And then I knit 2.
I started some leg warmers over the holidays which are still in progress.
And I think that's everything. Phew.