Sunday, February 26, 2006

Crafty Saturday

David was in Yuma all day Saturday. He left the house at 5:30 am and got home at 10:30 pm. Needless to say, it was a long, long day for him.

With him being gone, I ALMOST had the day to myself. Hannah was at her sleepover until about 3 pm (which amazed me). Simon pretended to take a nap for about an hour so in that time, I set up my sewing machine & serger to make one of those small sock bags I have seen online for $15.

Apparently I have not used my serger in awhile because it still has the rolled hem foot on it and I could not find the regular serger foot so I had to make do with the rolled hem foot which is ok except for some reason my serger was becoming unthreaded! Ick...if there is one thing I hate is threading my serger.

I once taught a sewing class where you made a cute jacket from a throw. A serger was really paramount to doing it quickly. There were 4 ladies in the class and NONE OF THEM knew how to thread their borrowed sergers so I spent the better part of 2 hours threading their sergers when they got buggered up. Needless to say, for future classes a note was added that you must know how to thread your own serger!

While I was working on it, Heather called to say she was able to pick up another hank of yarn from Fiber Factory for the Cherry Leaf Shawl pattern. After she told me she got the yarn she informed me her hubby was going to make her a drop spindle. Um, I have one (bought at a SWTC fire sale last year) that I am NEVER going to use and some wool roving I picked up in Ottawa last year at Yarn Forward. So, she came over and traded my my yarn for the roving and spindle. Best of luck with spinning!
I am working on the sock again....but the heel seems really big again. Other than that, it fits pretty well. I think it will turn out ok. I kept the ribbing on the instep which should help it fit a little tighter. This is a la Illanna and her socks from last week at SnB.
Finally, the small knitting bag I finished yesterday. It is a little bigger than I would want for the sock bag but a nice size all around. I think I may do some additional top stitching but that is about it. I am pretty happy with how it turned out, especially since I didn't use a pattern and had to wing it.


YarnB said...
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YarnB said...

Oops, I see you gave away your roving and at first I thought you had just gotten it!! That is why my first message is deleted. Funny you are showing your sewing machine because I have been thinking I want to learn how to sew but I would have to take a class. Any suggestions? I am thinking of it for the summer. I saw a beautiful book on mondern hand-dyed quilts that inspired me.... Oh and that chemo cap is really nice. I love that pattern and the yarn you used. Very thoughtful of you. I hope your friend is ok. Happy Sunday!

Allena said...

i love that bag you made! it's pretty. fun for on the go knitting

Dipsy D. said...

Oh, if I'd just lived a bit closer and not so far away over the pond - I'd come over and would beg you to pretty please show me how to sew! I had a bunch of attempts in my life to learn it, but no one actually showed me and on my own... well, I failed miserably :(
I love the bag you made, and the sock is getting along so fine, it already looks fantastic!

Tami said...

Love your little bag. Great colors.

African Kelli said...

Look at you go woman. Love the bag. I hope to see it tomorrow!