Have you noticed I’ve been sneaking alot of random posts (ie not-related-to-knits) in lately? Yeah, I didn’t think anyone would really care. But also, it’s really hard for me to only post about just one topic. I also cannot help it if I am suddenly addicted to knitting and crochet. BUT!!! I do want to say that we still have MORE awesome KNITerviews coming up this week and next week. I also have some knit technique posts up my sleeve. In summary: KNIT’s not over yet!
[Also, can I just say that I think it is hilarious that there were more comments on the laundry chute post than on all of the KNIT-erview posts combined so far? This is not completely unprecedented (guest and tutorial posts don’t usually get as many comments) but I sincerely hope that means that people are clicking over to our guests’ blogs to check them out. Possibly the KNIT-erviews just don’t leave you with much to say? Or you just really want to talk about your laundry chute!!!]
Although I’ve produced little evidence to show for it, I really have been sewing lots of knit stuff lately and can’t wait to show you it all and talk about some of my knit tricks, etc, etc. The pictures in this post (if not the words) are of one of my recent knit project, a fleece jacket for Miss C, which as you can see coordinates swimmingly with her new crochet hat.
Fleece IS technically a knit fabric (woven fleece also exists but the poly-stuff you buy at Joann is knit), although it almost belongs in its own category. Still, some of the same rules apply to fleece as to knits: a walking foot on your machine helps keep the layers from sliding past each other and a stretch needle is also important. I think it’s a nice place to start if you’re a beginner and you want to break into knits gently.
The pattern is from Sewing for Boys by Karen and Shelly, the former Patterns by Figgys gals. I’ve talked about this book already here and here and here, but this is my first “girl project” from the book. This particular pattern is called the “2-in-1 jacket” (here’s a picture of the boy version) because it’s supposed to be reversible, but I still haven’t hand-sewn the hole on the inside of the lining that I used to turn it right-side-out shut yet, so let’s just say the solid side will probably never see the light of day. Hee. Anyway, it’s a great pattern, simple to sew, and super cute!
One last thing. I would like to casually mention that our Christmas Tree is still up. I mentioned on Facebook last week that I was going to OUTLAST ALL OF YOU and I just needed to remind everyone, just in case anyone thought I had given in. That is all.
Stop by tomorrow for another fantastic KNITerview!