Sunday, December 06, 2009

misc #17

garter stitch headband.

it's ass cold out there at night, so i knitted a headband to keep things warm up top when i'm powerwalking. i prefer a headband to a beanie, because it regulates the heat a little better.

i chose regal purple (jon!) for the niece's christmas present (felted slippers). someone on ravelry said they knitted a narrow by leaving out 2 stitches on the sole pieces so i followed that advice. i'm working on the finishing details now, including puffy paint for non-slip soles. the paint is taking forever to dry (it is going to dry, right?) but after that it gets some steam from an iron to puff it up.

puffy paint for non-slip soles

although i don't have 4-5 hours of uninterrupted time for sewing right now, i've been dedicating 15 minutes here and there to taking the trousers apart with my seam ripper & redrawing the pattern pieces.


Zappos now carries the vintage Martens in oxblood, still made in England, so i finally replaced my old, old pair. here's to another 20 years of wearing these shoes!

when was the last time you had a piece of applesauce snack cake?

it's been awhile?

well, here you go-

applesauce cake.