Thursday, May 13, 2010

Like mother like daughter

My mother and I love to cook and bake together. We love cute aprons, but these days they are so very pricey!I decided to use my sewing skills to fashion coordinating aprons for us to wear while piddling in the kitchen. I looked for a pattern online, but I didn't see one I really liked, so I just made my own. Not too bad for an old linen dress and some scrap fabric, if I do say so myself. The best part? Seeing my mom's surprise and how incredibly well they fit. I simply cannot wait to whip up some delectables in these!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Knit Wit

I have recently been learning desperately how to knit... after a long and lovely train ride, and a difficult time learning how to cast off, I have finished my first ever scarf. I discovered a few things about knitting:
1. try your hardest not to miss a stitch because it will leave a hole.
2. Do not stretch the stitches out on your needle unless you started it that way or else your scarf will become wider and wider, as did mine.
3. Do it all at once; you will not pick your work back up if you stop before you are me on this last one!
If you follow these tips, you will surely become a knit wit like me. Now that the scarf is done, I want to try making socks... hopefully I will finish by the time it gets cold enough to wear them.
'Till then,