Monday, January 26, 2009

Blarg.

Two posts in January? Really? I am lame. Part of my NY's Resolutions was to limit computer time to an hour a day. Most school days I have succeeded, though weekends are generally not as policed. Anyway, I had no intentions of neglecting le blog so much, but it has happened. I am still alive.
So, fabulous Michelle at Oilcloth Junkie has challenged herself to use one pattern a month for the rest of the year, and I have tentatively joined her. I say tentatively, because I might flake out by next month, but this month, I actually sucked it up, cut into one of my saved patterns, (who am I kidding, all my patterns are "saved") and made something that remotely resembles clothing. Not nice clothing, but tolerable apparel. And, it was my first time successfully (relative term) using a knit fabric, so, bonus points! Ding Ding! (It's the brown thing, not the jacket. If I could make jackets I would give myself so many dings I would be unable to bear all the noise.) As you can see, the results are best when worn beneath layers, as the sleeves are a bit more poofy than I really care to let anyone know. I dig the pattern, but left on it's own, it is a tad muu-muu-esque. Whatever. I'm proud. And I actually wore it to work, and no one asked me if I had made it myself! Of course, I know it's what they were all thinking, but, they were too polite to ask! More bonus points? I think so!
Ding!
Ding!
(Pictures of me are dorky; I look like a dork. It's that ridiculous smile thing. Apologies, profuse ones.)

5 comments:

Amy said...

For what it's worth, I think you look cute.

amy h said...

Way to go! And knit, too!

oilclothjunkie said...

WOO HOO for tenatively joining in Pattern Hell!! There is something satisfying about using them but horribly daunting too.

I also think you look cute!

britt said...

i noted no dorkiness. everyone thinks that they look dorky in their own photos. i think the garment is great and good luck with your pattern a month. i look forward to seeing your projects.

Chara Michele said...

It looks great! I so should start using more of my patterns too...