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October 11, 2005

When am I getting voted off the island?

I've been a bad, bad knitter - I've been sewing, and thinking about sewing a whole lot recently. I assure you this blog will not turn into a sewing blog until some miraculous event occurs as a result of which I actually enjoy sewing. Until that moment, I sew as a necessity, nothing more.

I'm not quite ready to reveal to you the first sewing project. Suffice it to say that Ms. Bestitched and I went to Fabric Place and had a jolly ol' time picking out fabrics for our projects (one phrase comes to mind: sensory overload). Our trip became that much more fun when we approached the cutting counter with our rolls of fabric (whatever those are called) and asked for, "you know, this much," gesturing with our hands. The look on the cutter's face was priceless.

The second project is a result of a trip downtown. I've mentioned it before - I should NOT be allowed to go downtown, since that store always has jeans that fit, for the most part.

What was it that I said last time? Oh yeah! Scheiβe! No reason to bore you with details, since we've been down this road once before:

The third project was completely unexpected - I washed my curtains.

What THE HELL happened here?!? They used to reach all the way down to the window sill before, and now... now they provide a magnificent 7" view to all my neighbors across the street and my thermometer feels so exposed.


I confess, working on these projects has been remarkably painless. So, when am I getting voted off Knitter Island? ;)

Posted by Kathy on October 11, 2005 06:39 PM


Hey, there's nothing that says you can't knit *and* sew. How on earth would sweaters get seamed up otherwise?

We won't vote you off! The curtains and the jeans look fab. And I love that you have a thermometer on your windowsill.

Bolts! I remember now. They are called bolts of fabric. At least I think that is right.

i read your blog and always like your knitting. funny, i only comment to ask where you found your shoes. where did you get those shoes?

funny because i too was going to comment on the shoes!

What kind of sewing machine do you use? I so want to be able to hem my jeans like you.

welcome to the dark side.

To be totally honest.. even if you did convert your blog into a sewing blog.. I'd prolly still read it.. lol.

But I know you can't resist the knit ; )

I spent alot time clicking on all those jeans. Perhaps I need to shop more.

Bolts...they are bolts! It's ok, we all dabble a little in sewing I think?! You are doing a fabulous job.

We won't break your needles just yet...you've earned immunity by working on that curlicue blanket.

Okay I'm game: which Anthropolgie jeans are those? I spent a goodly amount of time at the GAP today with no luck.

I say you're booted off unless we see some progress pics on the Curlique blanket!

We've been waiting for you!

I had a great time at the fabric place and not such an awful time sewing. Hmm, I find myself strangely drawn to Piecework magazine....

Absolutely nothing wrong with sewing and knitting - I think that there are a lot of us out there that do both :)

mmm, sewing is my secret pasttime.. but the more you do it, the easier it becomes!... and the more addictive :)

More jeans! I'm jealous. I like to sew sometimes - its a nice break and still creative. I can't wait to see what you've created.

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