Also, my Bluebird Dress got a 3rd in the Shear Madness Single Fabric Challenge! I'm a happy girl.
started back in September, but I actually DID the whole thing. I forgot all about negative ease and ended up knitting that baggy sweater that you leave at the office for when the A/C is too high. I love it. I also started a large scarf copied from a Xmas gift one of the offspring received last year. It's practically a mini-blanket. It's made from fingering weight black yarn with a little sparkle. I found a comparable yarn and asked the girl for a description of the stitch. She told me 'basket weave'. There are two kinds. I did a large sample of both and while the diagonal stitch looks very nice, it's slow and dense. Traditional basket weave is light and fluffy and makes a more comfortable scarf.
|both kinds of basket weave|
On the sewing front, I'm working on two cosplays. I love Missy from Dr Who so that's been in planning for a little while. I plan to put a full construction post up when I get it done. So far I have the skirt and the blouse and the basic hat. I'm getting a cameo from a friend who makes them, and I'm thinking hard about how much more I will be doing. The umbrella/parasol is really calling to me.
And a last minute throw down.... Lady Catherine DeBourgh from Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.