Somehow despite the fact that I’m knitting things for the fair hand embroidery seemed too time consuming and labour intensive. So I started playing with my sewing machine and although I’m most likely doing it all wrong it’s so much fun and I love the slightly messy results. It’s impossible to be a perfectionist when you can only see bits of your ‘drawing’ at a time and can’t erase. Hopefully you and the market goers will like the results too:
All done free hand with the shirt in a hoop and the machine set to a straight stitch with the feed dog down and the foot pressure on the lowest setting. It took a bit of practice but it’s fairly easy. So should I do more? Do you think I should do some men’s ones too?
And just because I love these photos that I took while I was waiting for the varnish to dry on some beads. They are now earrings but I’m too lazy to photograph them.
I’ve got so much to do, and I don’t really feel like I have enough stock. I need to finish designing labels now and then I’m off to buy more colours of thread, some card and maybe some men’s tshirts (good idea?). Then I’m going up to my parents for dinner since my dad just got back from Thailand yesterday. He has some crafty stuff he got at a market in Cambodia for me apparently which is rather exciting. I really need to go there because they have a fancy new printer and neither of mine are working. (umm.. yes I do own 2 printers, there is a reason but it’s dull.) My friend Sean is picking me up at 7.45 on Saturday and everything has to be done by then. If you come to the market please excuse me if I ramble crap at you while looking like a zombie high on caffeine. I may well end up staying up all night tomorrow and then I will be a zombie high on caffeine. Anyway if you’re remotely in the area I’d love it if you came along, and the other sellers all have very cool stuff too.
Here in the studio, we are definitely feeling like it is sweater time. Some of us are still finishing up accessories from our holiday knitting, but we are excited about making sweaters and the workplace chat is full of links to Ravelry and other pattern sources with riffs on what yarn we could use and how we could adapt them.