Wednesday, April 24, 2013
albers cowl #2 and some sewing
My second Albers Cowl, design by Ann Weaver. I gave Albers Cowl #1 away to a friend and then decided I couldn't live without one in my life and felt compelled to make another one. This one is all Cephalopod Skinny Bugga! with the exception of the white, which is Madelinetosh Tosh Sock. I'm also wearing another Ann Weaver design underneath, that's Ambergris, which I've been wearing almost constantly this cold and damp spring. My usual photographer has been out of the country so Girl took these with an iphone, pretty darn good I must say. I recommend elementary school photographers for everyone.
One modification that I've made this time is to make four squares instead of three, which gives is just enough length to make it easier to double wrap around my neck. I made three versions of square #1 and one of square #2. I didn't think I could possibly love the second version as much as the first because I adored the first one so much, but I do. A total win again, I highly recommend this pattern.
Here are the squares all laid out before sewing together. The pattern is fun, easy and never gets boring.
I've been desperate to do some sewing. I want to make this dress in light denim and have gotten as far as sewing the muslin together and got stuck. The pattern is Butterick 5639. The Huz was away for a long time, I've had a lot of work, the kids are on vacation, blah blah blah, in other words, life has been getting in the way of crafting. As soon as I have a free couple of hours, I'm going to cut this baby out. I'll eliminate the gathers at the front for the denim and I'm just crazy about those pockets.
Here's a little look at what spring has been like around here, fairly gray and dismal, the cowl and my Ambergris sweater have been the perfect remedy. But, the sun is finally out today and the spring flowers are popping and one of these days, in typical New England style, it will suddenly be summer.