Friday FOs or Nos

This is an almost FO, it needs me to decide on buttons and sew them on. I just have the ones below sitting on the sweater. I love it and can’t wait until EC arrives and can wear it!!

The real FO is my new knitting bag. Ten Pocket Tote was prepped this week for sewing on Tuesday.

I “technically” finished it while sewing with the guild buds, but due to lack of sleeping from 4:30 on Thursday morning it was unfinished. I decided I wanted to change the way the final construction was done. The pattern has you insert the lining in the exterior and then sew the webbing to the top edge and fold to the inside and top stitch the webbing to the top edge. My fix was to sew the webbing to the top of the exterior and then fold the top edge of the lining to the wrong side and then fit it inside the tote and top stitch around the top catching all the layers. 

Another alteration is the interior pocket. Instead of making it as wide as the outer pocket, I shortened the width and it now bisects the bag instead of being tacked to one side of the lining. It works better for me. Maybe next time I make this pattern I will just attach the interior pocket completely to the lining. Who knows. All that matters is that my knitting has now been moved from the old Ten Pocket Tote into my new TPT! 

To-Do Tuesday

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Last Week:

  1. Quilt Baby Top for Hire √
  2. Guild BOM √
  3. Fat Quarter Pop Up √
  4. Finish EC’s sweater √
  5. Extra: Seattle Mini √
  6. Extra: Prep back for Oh My Stars /
  7. Extra: Prep Ten Pocket Tote /
  8. Baby Poof Beanie √
  9. Newborn Poof Beanie √
  10. Charity Quilt √
  11. Trimmed more on the Appliqué quilt for hire /

Baby quilt for hire is done, see more below! At sewing bee I did my guild BOM and then moved on to a Pop Up for sewing trash when traveling. Worked on EC’s sweater. On Wednesday, I needed to create something, I made a mini from the BOM scraps. Some of these fabrics came from Seattle in 2019, I call it Seattle Mini. Then prepped a back for Oh My Stars, and cut and fused/quilted pieces for a Ten Pocket Tote. While using my camping rocker I knit a newborn beanie, for Baby EC, and then while watching The Hobbit I made a baby sized beanie, headed to Denver. I just love these poofs! And then I FMQ’d a charity top for a friend, tried a Paisley Flower motif. Then it was Monday and I thought, why not trim away a little more on the appiliqué quilt for hire and then knit the day away. Whew, it’s not all that impressive when you realize it’s a lot of little/quick things! 

Next week:

  1. Ten Pocket Tote
  2. Drive parents home/hair cut
  3. Knit for Baby EC
  4. Get Oh My Stars on Gigi

I will be gone from Wed-Sun this week so I am planning on a light list. Since I won’t be in my sewing studio I plan to take knitting. And then at some point I need to get my UFO for July done, so quilting Oh My Stars needs to happen before the 27th, as I am headed to Florida for a vaca. 

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Quilting sisters in the Guild approached me about quilting a baby top they made for a friend’s grandbaby. I nervously said yes, though still not confident in my skills for hire. Once I saw it I had a vision, just hope I did the adorable top justice. 

Sunday Stuff

Sewing Stats
Fabric In: +4 yards
Fabric Out: -3.51 yards
Destash: -.75
Net Fabric: -.26 yards
Fabric YTD: +29.61 yards 
Spending YTD: $1791.42

In: Yardage from a quilter’s destash. These will be for outfits for Baby EC!!

Out: A Pop Up from the Fat Quarter Shop pattern and the pieces for a Ten Pocket Tote. Guild BOM, High Heel, and a Mini from the scraps of the BOM. And I took 3 FQs with me to Guild where we played a game. I didn’t win the pot of FQs at my table. Boo!!

Today’s slow stitching is Baby EC’s sweater.

Knitting Stats
Last Week: 55,005 yards/288 skeins
Knitted: 143 yards/1 skeins
Purchased: 0 yards/0 skeins
Ending Stash: 54,862 yards/287 skeins
Spending YTD: $84.92

In: Nothing

Out: Baby EC’s sweater, see above, and two Beanies with POOFs!!! 

Also in this week, but I’m not sure where to record it, LOL! My new camp rocking chair!!! I can’t wait to use this on our camping trips. Squee!