There's not much to report from the Craft Lounge on the sewing front since I last posted. I worked on but didn't have a chance to finish my jean-ius pants, which are currently outsmarting me.This is no fault of the brilliant Kenneth King. The problem is the darts on the back, which were not part of his class. They just won't lie flat. I think I've messed with the laws of dart lenght v. dart width and it's literally biting me in the a$$. I plan to spend this weekend (hopefully) sorting it out and finishing these pants.
However, with a 4 hour flight to and from San Juan, plus some commuting knitting, I do have half a sock to show you - "Victory Socks" from Toe Up Socks for Every Body.
I know this is confusing since I dubbed my very first pair of knit socks "Victory Socks" as a reward to myself for completing a half marathon. And these new victory socks are also made of cashmere.But the pattern is completely different. So, we'll have to refer to these as "Creamsicle Victory Socks."
Anyway, I'm working with a new toe and heel on these as well as a pretty complicated lace pattern, but it's coming out beautifully I think.
I don't know about you, but now that Labor Day is in the past and the days are starting to shorten, I'm in that back to school mindset. I've got more sewing and knitting projects swirling in my head than I can count. Maybe this is also a sign that my physical therapy is working. Whatever that case may be, I'm feeling motivated and, since the weather will be getting cooler soon, I will need a jacket, preferably a leather one. So, look for that in the weeks ahead. Additionally, it looks like a new niece or nephew is on the way on Phin's side. Since I made my SIL a diaper bag for the first baby, I think a knit gift is the way to go.
Have a great weekend and stay tuned!