Merry peaceful Christmas to everyone who’s celebrating today, and happy Friday/long weekend to everyone else! I’m still harboring this fantasy of spending the next ten days doing nothing but making. The reality is I have a ton of administrative work to do in the next week that is unavoidable, but I’m setting a goal of working on that for a couple-few hours each morning (starting early), spending the rest of the daylight hours sewing, and then knitting in the evening. Plus there’s today and both weekends, of which I’m giving as much as possible to this project. How much can I actually accomplish in these hours, especially being a slow sewer? I really don’t know. So I’m just setting priorities and low expectations, and will be happy with my accomplishments, whatever they may be!
After getting my WIP mania corralled, along with my wild dreams of all the countless things I’d like to make, narrowing it down to immediate needs and assessing how those factor into my uniform (before branching out from there), I have arrived at an actual list of things to make, with fabric attached and everything! One nice thing about me and this whole wardrobe planning folderol is that I never have to stop and ask myself what my color palette is. It is always the same: blue, black, grey, white, natural, camel. At least that part is easy —
TOP: For the sleeveless Gallery Tunic, I’m starting with two fabrics — natural with a dark blue stripe, and midnight blue with a faint tri-dot pattern. Both are remnants I bought for $5/yard at Imogene+Willie last summer.
MIDDLE: For the modified Scout tee, I’m also starting with two — blue with an off-white stripe (same fabric as my still unhemmed dress) and a black and beige buffalo check, again both from I+W. I really want the Gallery in the blue/white stripe as well, and have plenty of fabric for both, so that could happen.
BOTTOM: For the woven modified Hemlock alt-sweater, I’m going with this salt-and-pepper Italian wool I bought at Drygoods last month. Instead of ribbing for the neckback and sleeves, I’m going to use the wool for everything — gathering the sleeves into a wide cuff and trimming the neck sweatshirt-style, with a strip cut on the bias. Will it work? Dunno, but I’m really excited to try it!
BELOW: And then there’s the knitting. I’m making progress on Bob’s rollneck, and set aside my grey sweater for now, as noted. I’ve ordered the Lettlopi for this little pullover, which should arrive late next week. I truly believe I can knit this sweater in a week — top-down on 10s? cropped? with short sleeves? So depending how far I am on Bob’s when the yarn arrives, I might beg off of it for one little week and see if I can crank out this much-needed pullover for myself.
So that’s my plan! What are you making this weekend?