sewing knitting snow and ice

Last weekend I was like a factory worker of old… sewed all day on Saturday, never even walked outside at all. Can you believe it?

Made this as a gift,
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(don’t you love the fabric? “bow wow chow mein”!)

Made one for myself,
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(hard to see, but it’s batik red dragon design on the other side… what? don’t you have your xray vision going?)

And decided to sew up most of the rest of the fabric I have (most, there’s still some more, but they’ll be more patchwork).
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all because Kenny got a new foot

And tune up and new wires and I’m not sure what else…
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And the repair guy never even commented on the bits of tape I have all over it. I put them there for my SIL, who borrowed it a few years back, but she couldn’t figure out how to thread it.

Gotta say, I like the old mechanical machines! The Kenmore isn’t fancy like the Singer Featherweight, but it will go through twenty some layers of fabric AND the silk cording! It could stand a new case… if you see one, let me know!

snow and ice

Snow pile at work… all snow! Can you see that bulldozer?
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Ice dipping, from the crafting with carpal tunnel forum on Ravelry. The snow in the ice bath works great! PT appt next week to get better handle on what’s going on…

knitting?

Yes, some, none exciting though. Front and back are done and shoulders sewn on DH’s sweater. Started down on the sleeve (with short row shaping for cap-I was happy it worked!). It’s oatmealy/gray… Next project will have to be a small one with loads of color!

7 Responses so far

  1. 1

    Chris said,

    January 23, 2010 @ 3:06 pm

    Ouch – hope the PT appointment is helpful!

    You’ve been a sewing fiend!

    I’m so not going outside today – it’s alternately raining and sleeting. I’m surprised there’s anyone upright out there.

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    Lucia said,

    January 24, 2010 @ 12:02 am

    Someday I will learn how to use a sewing machine… will you have a snow pile for us this year?

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    Dave Daniels said,

    January 24, 2010 @ 8:04 am

    Love Kenny, and I’ll be he can do forwards and backwards, and even zig zag, too! (Not so with the Featherweights.) Stay-in sewing days are fun. And now you’ve got a whole bunch of new accessories.

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    MollyBee said,

    January 25, 2010 @ 11:19 am

    Lookitchugo!!!!!! Love the needle holders! I sometimes wear night braces on my wrists to help with the carpel tunnel! The ice bath looks painful!

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    Blogless Carrie said,

    January 25, 2010 @ 8:34 pm

    Love the needle cases, and Bow Wow Chow Mein – brilliant! I’ve started and pulled out again the cabled sweater for DD since I last saw you – may need a clinic with the ladies this week –

    C.

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    Emily said,

    January 25, 2010 @ 11:50 pm

    Good luck with the carpal tunnel and PT appointment. So glad they were able to get your sewing machine repaired!

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    gramily said,

    January 28, 2010 @ 10:23 pm

    I’m just a commenting copy cat but I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Bow Wow Chow Mein needle case. You ARE a sewing fiend! Your projects are gorgeous and your recipients lucky!

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