I am also working on several projects right now that I cannot post just yet. They are belated gifts to some very special people. I also tried my hand at designing and designed a cute little headband for my grandma. She loves narrow headbands, so I figured why not just put one together myself. It was pretty simple, and it allowed me to get a start on a collection of original designs. I will be posting the pattern as soon as I’ve given it a few more test drives. Here is the finished headband. It’s worked up in Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk Aran.
Sew sew busy!
So far, the new year has been full of new endeavors. I am starting some classes to get an endorsement on my teaching license to teach the Gifted and Talented program. I’m super excited about this! I am now also the proud owner of a Janome DC 2010 sewing machine! I have been yearning to learn how to sew ever since my sister in law started making adorable aprons with her sewing machine a few years back. Her designs inspired me. Before that I also had the bug to sew, but was intimidated by the prospect. However, as a knitter I find that anything is possible with needle and thread. That being said, like knitting, I dove in head first! In addition to my fantastic knit nook, I created a space for my sewing nook. I bought these perfect pegboards at Joan’s for my spools of yarn, and used a sewing basket handed down to me from my grandma as a place to store fat quarters of fabrics and such. A perfect little addition to my craft space!
The design is a simple cable with a garter stitch edging that gradually gets a bit wider in the middle. The simplicity is perfect for my grandma’s taste, but next time I will definitely design a headband with some pizzazz.