Andy was busy working his heart out this weekend teaching F.A.S.T Seminars - So I got some girlie weekend time to get some things done.
Here is the finished Linen Butterfly Skirt with the green ribbon:
I. Love. This. Skirt. It turned out so cute! And the pattern itself is cute. The only downfall was having to stitch the yoke lining on the inside to the seam allowances - that was kind-of a pain. Other than that, I will definitely be making this one again. In fact, remember my Joann's purchase from yesterday?? The black fabric with the white flowers will be next to fall victim to this same style of skirt.
I started the next skirt on my list:
This is for the skirt in the middle on the right hand side of the pattern, the one with the three strips of ribbon. Speaking of ribbon, here is the close-up (sorry, it is a little out of focus):
I just couldn't pass it up!
I made a bit of progress on this skirt and I would have been close to finishing it but the zipper was giving me a bit of heartache, but it's in:
Hopefully I will be able to finish it next weekend.
I also put some time into washcloths, in fact I weaved in my ends while knitting with Kris (I'll get to that in a second):
These are in the process of being blocked. I was a little worried about the color-fastness since I did not check it before starting, but color does not seem to be bleeding. I submerged them in a water solution with Eucalan, which was probably a good thing, as dirt was left behind in the sink. Yuck, who knew fiber got so dirty?!? I have the blue one yet to start... being that the petal go so fast I will probably get some work done on it this week.
So today, since I was husband-less, my plans consisted of staying in pj's all day getting some sewing and knitting done.... then Kris called! Another spontaneous trip?!? You betcha! But we only needed to travel thirty miles, instead of four hundred, to Fibers in Paradise in Escondido. We went to their (very small) vendor market, but it was well worth the trip. We both fell in love with:
This is Rick-Rack yarn from Interlacements. The drape was amazing, we just had to have it! And at twenty-four dollars for 1100 yards - not bad! I am planning to use for a Fan and Feather Shawl.
We also saw the weirdest booth known to man... a fiber booth selling yarn made out of different animals. Of particular interest was yarn made from Leilani cousins! Just a little too off for me!
Then it was off to grab some lunch. We ended up at R. O'Sullivan's Irish Pub in the dowtown Escondido area. I, of course, had a Snakebite, while Kris had her first experience with a Black-and-Tan. The food was great, then we enjoyed the rest of our libations while knocking out some knitting.
After going back to Kris', she was SO kind to wind the Rick-Rack yarn for me - Thank goodness, it was quite an adventure! Let's just say that, for some reason, it was a little tangled up. It would have taken me HOURS to wind it by hand. Thanks Kris!
Kris, Miyon and I are meeting tomorrow night to start Mary Ella - In order to do so, I need to string the beads onto the cotton thread... according to the two of them, I have about three hours of work ahead of me before tomorrow night!