• Solar charging... #caturday
  • Committed to finishing my Fort Grey socks. I had to go down to 1.75mm needles (however many zeroes that is in US) to get gauge and I regret not regretting that decision sooner, these needles are awful 😝 But I finished the first one, it's beautiful and really want to wear it, so this second one is getting done!
And I'm really loving my new #fringefieldbag, thank you @karentempler! There's a whole other layer of unfinished socks under these...
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  • First wool of the season! 🎉 
I'm a bit conflicted about this sweater, haha. I like the idea of it, with the soft rounded sleeves in the bubblegum pink colour but it's just so... pink 🦄 
I dyed the whole finished sweater in a pan after it was finished because the yarn was a beige that looked terrible on me (very nice on the skein, though). And before that it spent a year, unworn, as ye another sweater still. So this is good, progress. If I could figure out how to do a less patchy job, I'd dye it red. Maybe I could just keep going until it's black.

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  • My new cardigan pattern, Alinea, is finally out 💙 It's a textured, drop-sleeve open-front cardi, a bit oversized but it has some shaping here to make sure it fits well and looks sharp. And pockets, of course! 
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  • Aaaand it's an outfit! All sewing, no knitting, the shame 🙈 Anyway: phew! 
The last photo is of all the pretty guts, I used the leftovers from the top to bind the edges of the jacket, and the trousers' pockets are remnants from another project, and so it will keep going I guess! You can also see the secret jacket pocket in the bottom right, attached to the bottom side panels of the fronts (no closure but they're deep and off to the side). PS the most expensive part of this whole project was the 5 euro separating zipper, haha. It's all remnants, leftovers and upcycled fabric.

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  • Finished my third and final summer of basics piece last night, a jacket made out of 3 pairs of old black jeans, drafted from my sloper block. 
This was really fun to make, like a puzzle. Even with all the princess panels, I barely managed to eke this out of those skinny jean legs - you can see the vestiges of back pockets at the underarms, the back knee whiskers on the shoulders, and the faded seams all over. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ It was my first time using the sloper block for a jacket and I didn't sew a toile so there are a few drafting issues - the sleeves are a bit too wide, shoulders a bit too long, and overall slightly too much ease, but I'm reserving judgement until I've worn it with a sweater underneath 😅

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