Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A Knitting Finish!

A finish is a finish and I'm excited to get one project off my "in progress" list. One of my friends is having a baby in July so I decided to make her a little baby blanket. I'm still a relatively new knitter, so it's not perfect, but I'm glad I finished something I started.

It's just a simple checkerboard pattern but it's soft and a good baby blanket size. So now that I've photographed it I'll pack it up and send it off to her.

In other crafting news, I'm learning to sew! I've been wanting to learn for a very, very long time, mostly because I have an intense desire to make costumes. Recently, I came upon Angela Clayton's blog, where she makes historically accurate costumes, and she's only 18! Seriously, her work is absolutely amazing, and she's self-taught in sewing, so I guess that was the push I needed to try my hand at it. I went to the craft store, I bought a pattern, and I dove right in. I'm taking it slow, bit by bit, so I don't get overwhelmed, but so far so good! If it's not a complete disaster I'll post the finish product and add another craft to my ever-growing list.

Finally, I had promised to post trailers and news about the Steve Jobs movie I got to be in as it comes up. I forgot to post it last time, but the teaser trailer came out last week! It's just a short little bit (and no, I'm not in it) but it does make me even more excited to see the movie.

That's it from me! Happy stitching, everyone!


Linda said...

Congrats on finishing the pretty baby blanket Ewa.


Sew Wilde said...

Pretty blanket! Thanks for sharing the sewing blog! She does some amazing work. Be sure to show off your sewing finish-I would love to see it. I sew and cross stitch too.


Renee said...

What a lovely finish! You were right, Angela's work is amazing. Have fun sewing!

Heather said...

Ooo I'm hoping to see your sewing progress. It's something I've wanted to learn to do as well for the same reason lol. Congrats on the finish!

Mii Stitch said...

Congrats on finishing the blanket, it looks beautiful!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

You are well on your way to becoming a Master Crafter with all these new skills!

sharine said...

Very cute blanket. Good luck with the sewing:)

Lady Stitch-a-Lot said...

The blanket looks great =)
Good look with sewing, I always love what people can do with fabric, but somehow sewing was never for me (I tried it several times and even own a sewing machine) ;-) I hope you will show you progress here =) I paid a visit to Angelas Blog and she truly does amazing things!