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Rainy April Monday

April 29, 2013 - 7:37 am

Rainy morning

It’s dreary out there right now, but supposed to get nicer as the day goes on. I’m looking forward to a quiet and productive day, and a busy evening at Metrix.

I have these two pieces on which to weave in ends:

Knitting to finish

The scarf I showed blocking yesterday and a sweater I made on the knitting machine. I’m absurdly proud of the sweater. I made it without a pattern, just a knowledge of standard sweater ratios, my measurements, the gauge of the fabric, and some guesses. I love how it fits! Some of that is silk being drapey and forgiving, but truly it’s a good fit. I’m pleased that I’m getting enough of a feel for sweater construction that I can just make one up spontaneously.  

This is made with Urban Silk from Little Knits; it’s 80% off on clearance, and as of this writing they still have it in stock in several colors. I bought ~1000 yds of Aran weight silk for $33, which was more than enough for this long, loose sweater. $33. Silk. Sweater. Run, don’t walk. 🙂

Does anyone out there in blog land know about italic handwriting? I’m realizing I would like to have a better hand so I could annotate illustrations more legibly without having to go back and type stuff in. It would shorten the cycle from sketch to release. Once upon a time I had a lovely calligraphic hand, but that was before I broke my wrist and more or less stopped using a pen for 20 years. I’d like to get it back, and I expect it would help my drawing as well.

Yesterday’s goals were:

  • Illustrator Class
  • Write up backlog of textile work
  • Organize upstairs with David

Yesterday’s extra accomplishments were:

Organizing was the must happen, so I’m fairly well pleased that was done. I had forgotten the poor sad plants waiting for me in pots, and was appalled by the state of the beds in the backyard, so those were good tasks as well. By the time I sat down to do the planned desk work I wasn’t braining well enough to be effective, so I had a quiet evening of pleasure reading instead. I hadn’t put the zentangle in my planned activities, but that’s a daily goal.

Today’s goals:

  • Laundry
  • Weave in ends in projects
  • Illustrator class- at least 1 hour, preferably more
  • First draft of tee shirt tutorial
  • Daily zentangle
  • Metrix textile night
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