Friday, January 28, 2011

Moments of Serenity

Here is my first FO (finished object) of 2011:

Stolen Moments Wrap 
Pattern: Stolen Moments Wrap by Amy Swenson

Yarn: JoAnn's Sensations Angel Hair in Neutrals

Needles: US size 15 bamboo 36" circular

Start: January 2, 2011

Finish: January 28, 2011

Comments: This was actually a very quick knit.  I just don't have time to sit and knit for long stretches and some days I have no time at all.  This is SUPER soft, really warm, and the pattern was really easy.  A beginning lace knitter (intermediate knitting skill I'd say) would do great starting with this project. I probably will not do this pattern again, though, as even with a smooth yarn it will look like a different version of the same shawl.  I love that this shawl will add some color to my wardrobe.

Lots of energy today!

It's a rare occasion, especially here lately, that I actually have an abundance of energy and inspiration.  Today is one of those days.  So, my motto for the day is:

You can get that awesome print for free here.

I was browsing around while Abbie was eating lunch and saw a high end designer dress that looked mighty familiar to me.

Oscar De La Renta Black Wool Dress

It looked like this dress I made on October 29, 2010 from stretch cotton sateen purchased at with New Look 6643 as a pattern, which was pretty heavily modified for what I wanted.

New Look 6643

I went out to the mail as Abbie was cleaning up her toys in preparation for her afternoon nap.  I was hoping that a package containing my winnings from Moi Minerals would be in the mailbox, but instead I found my order from Sidney @ Limmer Lane Antiques!
And it contained these:

1940s fabric
1940's Rayon (L) and Cotton (R)
I should also be expecting the fabric and notions today, via UPS, to make this dress:

I'm just giddy!  So many things that I can pick to work on! I'm test knitting a hat for a friend, and I will start working on a sewing project as soon as I'm done with that.  I'm excited!

Now that Abbie is napping I will be reviewing for my NCLEX-RN exam (boards for nurses) since I have peace and quiet to focus. I hope everyone is having a lovely day!