Friday, February 21, 2014

Wardrobe Architect, Part 3

The past two weeks in the wardrobe architect have been all about color.  First, the assignment was to figure out your color palette.  What colors make you feel most comfortable and confident?  This week, we were assigned to categorize our color palette into neutrals, nearly neutrals and statement colors.

In order to figure out my color palette, I looked through pictures of myself noticing which colors emerge as a theme.  Well, yikes!  I discovered that I really only wear a handful of colors, and I went back through at least 6 years of pictures!  Here is what I came up with.

The neutral colors I usually wear are black, grey, navy blue and tan.  The statement colors I consistently wear are pink and red.  Rarely, I wear turquoise and blue.

On another note, you may have noticed that I just added a new page to the blog!  I have compiled the finished sewn and knit objects I've blogged about onto one page.  I'll be updating the page as I have new finished objects.  You can find the page at the top left, right under the "Lammie Pie" text.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Pom Poms!

I saw this video on Caitlin Ffrench's wonderful blog and just HAD to share!


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Finished Object: Footies

It feels like it's been an eternity since I've had a finished object, let alone one for myself.  This weekend I decided that I needed to remedy that, STAT!  I knit a pair of footies!  They are a slipper pattern that my grandma always used to make and put in all of our Christmas stockings.  The last pair that I had my dog chewed a huuuuge hole in when she was a puppy.  Since she is almost 3, these are long past due!

The pattern is super simple:

Worsted weight with size 7 needles

CO 32
Knit in 2x2 rib for 30 rows
Knit garter stitch for 30 rows

Sew up the heel (garter stitch end).  Gather the ribbed end for the toe, then sew the ribbing together until you reach the garter stitch.

On another note the website Treehugger has posted a couple good articles about knitting and why it's important.  If you have a few spare minutes, they are great reads!