Monday, June 11, 2012

Cowl finished

I finished my cowl week before last, but between going to a wedding last weekend and studying like crazy for my oral exam  (I passed today! yay!) last week, I've pretty much been taking a break from my life.  Blogging, housekeeping, crafting, even exercising ... everything took a back seat.  But now I'm done with that, and I have BIG plans:
  • rearrange some furniture in the living room
  • do laundry
  • start a sweater (which means I get to choose a pattern and buy yarn!)
  • sew my shorts (I think I'm going to start over with the pattern, so I can fully use the knowledge I've gained from the first two muslins)
  • sew my damask skirt
  • hem the tablecloth that's been sitting in my half-done project pile for months
  • sew a muslin for a sundress (I've already got the fabric for the real version - it's beautiful)
  • work towards finishing my embroidered tablecloth
  • start a quilt (I've got fabric and I drafted a 12" mini-Swoon block)
About the cowl:  I like it.  I enjoyed working with the beads, even though they were kind of fiddly.  I'm not wild about the yarn (Kidsilk Haze).  I think it's good for a small-ish winter accessory like this, but I wouldn't want to use it for something large.  I think the only time I'll get to wear it in the foreseeable future is during orchestra rehearsals, because they air condition the rehearsal hall like nobody's business.  I don't think I'm going to block it.  I probably should, but I'm really just too lazy, and I feel like once I've worn it a couple of times, the blocking will have "worn out" and I'll just be back to how it is now anyways.

1 comment:

  1. Yay for passing your oral exam!!!!!!
    I hope you have time this summer to work on your big plans!