First, I decided to participate in Kestrel Make's Spring Sewing Swap. I got paired up with Shannon from Shanni Loves and she sent me this amazing package. I love the fabric; I decided about ten minutes ago I should make it into a maxi skirt if I have enough. And I also adore the little earrings and lip gloss. (Because that's not thread on the left, that's LIP GLOSS!)
In proper sewing news, I am so excited to say that I've started sewing again. I have two finished objects waiting to be photographed, and since I drafted both of them myself, I'm going to put up instructions for you to make them too. I was thinking of making a pattern, but I'm not really sure I want to grade everything. I'll figure it out and I'm pumped to share new things with you guys!
In knitting news, remember the sweater that was too large even when I decreased for my waist?
I had to start it over 3 times before I finally got it so it fit me. I'm on the second sleeve now. Doesn't it look like something for a small child? I can get my hand through it so that's all that matters!
I was really awful at actively participating in Me Made May this year. I technically wore me-made outfits, like I usually do, but I couldn't be bothered to photograph anything. There are a lot of reasons for that, but they don't matter now. But look: I went to the beach and you can see both a me-made swimsuit and a me-made dress. I know you can't really see either, but this is the best photograph I've taken of myself and my clothing so far!
In other news, I'm slowly but surely working on my knitting website. I recently did a post on blocking and I put up a video tutorial on cabling. Fun stuff!
In non-crafting news, I'm leash training my cats. Grayson, pictured below, really loves it and complained very loudly this morning when I didn't have enough time this morning to let him bask in the sun on the fire escape.
Oh and I saw fireworks last night. (If you have time, stick around for the smiley face one) If you're in the states, happy fourth!