Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Stitches In Time

Why am I not knitting? The kids just won't stop growing. Here's what I've been doing instead:

Two new pairs of karate pants: check.
Four new hems: check.
One incompetent seamstress with sore fingers: check.
19 patches carefully removed from the old pants and transferred to the new ones: not quite.

It's no secret that I don't like to sew. I like mending even less. I only sew by hand, so this task is taking FOREVER. It's really cutting into my knitting time.

I have managed to make some progress on the new jacket (no name yet, sorry). After the dk weight Orange and the laceweight Icarus, I had almost forgotten how quickly heavy worsted knits up. Here's the back:

Maybe not the best choice of background. It doesn't really look like a bad tv test pattern in person.


Anonymous said...

That's a whole lot of patches to sew on! But I guess it means that you kids are accomplished in Karate.

sophanne said...

THose darn kids... feed them caffeine and nicotine... that'll teach them- that might make for some good photography

Romi said...

Bleh. Go pet some yarn. It will make you feel better about the sewing. ;)