I’ve spent plenty of time philosophizing and self-reflecting. It is high time we got back to creating! (Or at least showing you what I have been creating.)
Grandmother’s dress – WIP
Remember this from November? Per Brooke’s suggestions I took off the sleeves and pinned the shoulders to move the shoulder seams down. Ignore the overly tight neckline. The bust fits much better but some adjustments are still needed around the armhole and probably the neckline too.
Cosplay – WIP
It is almost convention Season and I am working on Season 4 Avatar Korra and Mulan for Emerald City Comicon. I started with the props and I’ve spent weeks agonizing about pattern designs. I promise to write up a more detailed post about the steps, materials, and tutorials I used to make these. Stay tuned.
Breakwater Sweater – FINISHED
This is my third sweater/knitted top attempt. I am getting better at understanding gauge, fiber content, and reading patterns. Still, this sweater took me nearly a year to complete because of other projects. I loved the Breakwater pattern for its simplicity and I would highly recommend it if you are looking for a basic raglan sweater. I’ve worn this sweater with skirts mostly, which have higher waistlines than my pants.
I like being able to knit and I love seeing a garment take form, but either I need to get faster or I just need to not actively depend on knitting pieces for my wardrobe. Maybe as accents rather than core pieces.
Question for the knitters – how do I learn to knit faster? Have any of you used the online Craftsy lessons? I am thinking about “fit your knits” and a couple others. (This sweater fit super well, but my previous sweater is not a fitted as it should be.)