Art and Needlework by Rebekah

Art and Needlework by Rebekah: January 2011

Jan 30, 2011

1/31/11: Retrospect

You know what I've been wanting to do for a long time? It is a 2010 list of FO's, WIP's, and UFO's, (Finished Objects, Works In Progress, and Unfinished Objects, respectively). I'm really interested in discovering the craft projects I started, finished, and/or laid to rest throughout the past year. So after putting my thinking cap on, this is what I've gathered together:

January 2010:

FO: Picked up my Liesl sweater that I started in Spring 2009. Took me a long time to get back to this project!

FO: Finished sewing a satin pajama set for my younger sister.

February 2010:

FO: Finished my long-awaited Liesl on Feb. 20!
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Jan 19, 2011

1/19/11: Woolly Goodness for January

Sorry about the lapse of writing there, had the flu to tend with for a good portion of the new year. Being down with the flu is no way enjoyable, but it does make you do one thing: sit still long enough and do some mindless knitting. And that is exactly where I was at with my Acorns sweater. You know, the one I've mentioned here. This sweater pattern is by no means an easy one to execute--with all its many increases, decreases, and elaborate stitch pattern--but when it comes to knitting those sleeves. . . Well, they probably could make you fall asleep mid-row if you weren't careful. :)

So once I punched out both sleeves, there was only three little steps to do: sew the underarm seams, sew on the buttons, and weave in the ends. When I formed this small list in my head, a strange feeling came over me. It was then and there when I realized I was truthfully ALMOST DONE! When you've been working tediously on something for months--yes, since September to be exact--you sort of forget that there really is an end.
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