Well Dean and Drew were very productive this weekend. They had Drew's first Eagle work-day (where other Scouts come help with an Eagle project), and this is the result - WOW!
I was not as productive. I tried out the Iconic Pattern Sammy Cami, but I don't have awesome matching fold-over elastic like Sheila did, because I was working with a green bamboo knit I bought at All About Sewing 4 years ago. The FOE I bought is black and white because I wanted to experiment with it before committing to a certain color, and then I couldn't find my black or white knit - argh.
Oh well, the instructions tell you to use the fabric itself to make the bindings, so the front and back neck bindings look fine, but then I hit the arms and straps. It says the straps are 10 5/8", so that's what I cut....of course they meant that PLUS whatever you need for the armhole bindings - DOH! That ended up being 19 5/8", so I cut that, serged one edge, and sewed the other side to the armholes as directed.
Well OF COURSE I twisted the strap in between the front and back - totally saw that coming. What I didn't see coming was that I can't finish the strap - huh? If I fold it over like the instructions say, it'll look weird at the neck, and of course the strap itself is unfinished. I went over the instructions twice and can't figure it out, so I'll have to research the website or PR.
So much for a quick sewing project, which would've been my first one in months! At least I did get some work pants hemmed up, so I'm not quite suicidal over this.
Back to knitting! Did somebody say Japanese shrug?