Monday, January 14, 2013

Leggings Done

Alas, I won't be pulling off Sheila's look until I find some boots that really fit...
but I think THIS will work! I'm going for Olivia Newton-John at the end of Grease, but she's gotten a job in an office - HA!
And see this?
This is a 4-stitch cable pattern from my book, but it's a little small to be a rag. I made a boo-boo about halfway up. You definitely can't set a cable pattern down and go to bed without marking where you left off.
And I finished the sweater front, but I wanted to make long sleeves instead of 3/4 sleeves, so I checked Lion Brand for similar patterns I might substitute a long sleeve from, and guess what? They have another sweater with supposedly long sleeves, and it's the EXACT SAME pattern as mine! It's called something different and has a different number - what's up with that?! Wouldn't you be upset when you finished that, thinking you're making a regular sweater? I emailed them and am awaiting a reply, otherwise I'll have to measure and alter the pattern, and that will only end badly.
But that'll have to wait a bit because now I've got to work on THIS:
All it took was a little encouragement from Pam and Becky (thanks guys!), and I was off to Joann! Guess I better learn how to sew in boning...and what underlining is all about. We now pause for homemade potato chips from Dean - yum.

8 comments:

Pam said...

Oh Good! I can't wait to see what you make with the fabric! Love it! (And, I have NO idea how to do boning)....and great job on the ribbing.

I have small calves (chicken legs on me) and I always have to buy boots with small calves too (btw, you do look amazingly like ONJ)...

Those potato chips look amazing (and I haven't eaten dinner yet!

BeckyW said...

Glad I was able to enable!! I think it is going to be gorgeous.

Sheila said...

Kudos on the leggings and love the Olivia Newton look and Thanks for the Shout out.

WoW... the sweater looks great as well as the cable dish cloth...you are working those needles.

Looking forward to what becomes of the fabric... totally party worthy.

Amy Bailes said...

Wow! You are totally rockin' the leggings. Very Olivia...

LOL on the cables - they aren't nearly as hard as they look, are they?

susiehomemakermd.com said...

Nice leggings! I don't know what your price range is for the boots, but I have some similar to these (http://www.stuartweitzman.com/products/chicster/?) and I love them. They are made from a stretchy suede material that hugs your calf. I found mine on eBay for a lot less than the website price.

Is the boning going to become a Bombshell dress???

Sister said...

Thank you ladies for the encouragement! Katrina - Richard Givens the sewing machine man told me about the house call he paid you. He asked me what I did when I picked up my machine and then asked me if I knew you. They apparently don't have HIPAA guidelines - ha!

susiehomemakermd.com said...

Lol, obviously not! He seems like a nice guy -- helped me figure out the 5-thread serger I bought on Craigslist. I couldn't even get it threaded and I was so desperate to start using it. He stopped by my house since he lives over here.

Sister said...

He's a very nice man - he got my machine fixed in 1 day because he knew I was pressed for time.