WIP Friday

To the PO

Okay, so I know I said I would send everything last Saturday but they were really mailed today. I apologize that there are no notes or anything in the packages. There were just too many and I wanted to get them out before any more time passed. To those of you who requested jam — the cherry jam could contain pits (the cherries are pitted but you never know if a rogue pit snuck in); the strawberry jam turned a bit foamy at the end so you’ll notice that when you open your jar.

As far as real WIPs, there aren’t too many around here. I have a bunch of soon-to-be WIPs waiting for this or that to commence. Do you want to see those? Okay then…


This is yarn and a pattern — Crystal Palace Yarns’ Kid Merino in color 4681, Misty Blue and Cropped Lace Top from Vogue Knitting Holiday 2006 — that together will become a gift for Christmas — yes, I’m thinking about it already. I was all set to start it at Katie’s dance recital dress rehearsal last night — we were there from 6:00 until 10:00 PM — but discovered just before leaving that I have no US size 3 needles. Arrgh…


This is 11 one-yard pieces of not-intended-for-children’s-sleepwear flannel that I picked up at Joann Fabrics this week for $17.00 total. Some were on clearance but all of the regular flannel was on sale for $2.00 per yard. I will be able to make Katie five nightgowns and Tristan six pairs of flannel pants — he’ll probably just wear his undershirt for the top — from this. It looks like Alicia and I were on the same wavelength. I’m definitely trying her pattern for the next batch of summertime nightgowns.


My new subscription to Ottobre came yesterday and I am already in love with this magazine. Even if I never make anything from the pages the inspiration is totally worth the cost of the subscription. The fabric is called Animal Jumble from superbuzzy — I see they are currently out of it — and is intended to be some sort of dress/skirt/outfit for my niece’s birthday in August. I just need to figure out which dress/skirt/outfit to make and get some coordinating fabrics before I can start.


12 Responses to “WIP Friday”

  1. 1 Sonya June 23, 2007 at 12:11 am

    I love that color for the mohair top, it will be a beautifully diaphanous creation. And making your own kid’s sleepwear – so good. It’s a hard-to-find item.

  2. 2 mermaids June 23, 2007 at 7:32 am

    i had to seriously restrain myself with the joann’s sale on flannel. trying so hard to reduce my fabric stash. 🙂

    i agree, even if you never use a single ottobre pattern (but you will), the magazine is so beautiful and inspiring. i look at the little details they add to each garment. those ideas will often be transferred to other garments and patterns. a pocket treatment from a baby item can be applied to a pair of shorts for an older child. and isn’t the paper they use for the magazine just scrumptious?


  3. 3 Anina June 23, 2007 at 8:33 pm

    That’s what you get for being so generous. A lot of packages to mail. I hope everyone will be suitably appreciative. Your future WIPs look wonderful!

  4. 4 amandajean June 23, 2007 at 9:01 pm

    holy moley, that is one large stack for the P.O. Hope it didn’t cost you a fortune to mail all of that. Looking forward to seeing some sewn up jammies out of those fabrics. What a great deal you got on that fabric!

  5. 5 Jennifer June 23, 2007 at 10:40 pm

    Trust me, I am already thinking about Christmas gift crafts too. That is an ambitious looking lace pattern, I look forward to seeing it. Jammies are in the buzz, just ordered Star Wars fabric to make a pair of jammies for my son, now I may have to check out Joanns.

    Can’t wait to get my jam! Thanks again 🙂

  6. 6 Cree June 25, 2007 at 2:45 am

    ooo I had my eye on that fabric and just couldn’t decide which to get – its is SO lovely isn’t it! Have fun with your Ottobres – I just love thumbing through them – I never tire of it 🙂

  7. 7 kathy June 26, 2007 at 12:55 am

    So glad you’re enjoying Ottobre. It’s so different than any children’s patterns I’ve ever seen. I think the styles will look fabulous on your daughter. Can’t wait to see what you make first!

  8. 8 kathy June 26, 2007 at 1:08 am

    There’s an Ottobre Flickr group too if you need even more inspiration:

  9. 9 Shin June 30, 2007 at 11:42 pm

    I’m glad to read the packages were delayed. I just came back from a week holidays and suddenly thought I hadn’t received anything from you. I was afraid I’d have to tell you that your parcel got lost. This coming week I’ll be away again. I’ll let you know when I get back whether it arrived safely.

    Thanks again!

  10. 10 Jen July 3, 2007 at 6:29 pm

    Thanks again for the jam…it is gone now. Three little munchkins loved it so. I hope you got the paypal reimbursement for the shipping cost.

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