I am in crafting heaven! I have been noticing more and more knitters that also sew lately. Even though I am a quilter, I have never counted that as sewing, since I do not know how to make clothes. Well that's all changing. I did my little research and determined that Amy Butler has beautiful fabric and patterns. I actually have a few blogs that I have read, that have used her patterns including my best friend's girl, Ashley and our yarn expert Robin. Continually seeing Robin's beautiful FOs both knitted and sewed has really inspired me. Plus, every time I made a comment on her blog, she'd send me such motivating emails to try it myself. Well ladies and gentleman, this is the day!
Last night I went to Knit Nite at the Grove in Golden Hills, which also has sewing things as well. I picked up 2 1/2 yards of Amy Butler fabric, her Anna Tunic & Barcelona Skirt. I also found a free "5-minute skirt" pattern online. I am going to get cotton muslin tonight for the lining and some odds and ends, whip out my machine and go to town.
Have no fear - knitting is here....as well, that is. I am finished with the back of Orangina and have been working solely on this knitting project every knit group I chance upon. I even went as far as blocking Orangina, so it will be ready for ribbing once the front is complete. This is HUGE for me, but I think I might get into the responsible knitting thing....minus swatching. PuhlEEEze. I'm still human. I would love*love*love to make a pretty skirt to wear with Orangina. Keep the positive craft vibes coming my way and I'll let you know if I've been smiling pretty or tearing my hair out.