But first, a couple of leftover Mardi Gras pics. This is a bunch of strangers doing The Wobble in front of Lafitte's.
And here's a pretty pic of the Superdome.
Now to the shirt. I took 3 XXL T-shirts I found at an outlet joint and cut them up for this.
Used the same pattern as my Mardi Gras dress - the fitted top/tunic/dress.
I wanted to play with open-felling seams, but those aren't too stable, so I did this parallel whipstitch down them, and loved how the knots looked on the outside.
I only had enough red thread for one seam and the bindings, but this is a workout top, so who the heck cares?
Oh, and my spur of the moment purchase - 2 pairs of leggings at Walgreen's for $10 apiece - fun!
Don't worry, I won't wear them in public...wait, is Pure Barre public?
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Thursday, March 6, 2014
You know how let-down you feel after the holidays or a big vacation is over and it's back to the real world? That's how I feel now. I thought it was just post-New Orleans blues, but Jim nailed it when he said, "This is the first time you haven't said you need to go work on your dress." I feel lost with a week off work and not much to do....soooo, I picked up my knitting needles for the first time in 3 months! I really thought I forgot how to cast on, but it came back to me. This will be a lacy shrug with long sleeves that I found on Ravelry. Can't remember where I bought the yarn - Birmingham, I think.