Yes, sewing! It has been a long time I've been sewing something, somewhere in the 80's I think. This summer I thought about picking it up again. So I enrolled for a sewing course and last Thursday I had my first lesson. Sewing is like riding a bike, or swimming, or knitting. You never forget how to. But these days clothes are much more complicated than the clothes I made twenty years ago. Everything was straight and wide, now everything is much tighter and really has to fit well. So I thought I could use some help with that. And besides that I always find it stimulating to learn something together with other people. That's why I love to take courses. This season, besides the sewing, I'm taking classes in English and an introduction course in webdesign.
But, back to the sewing, I'm going to make a skirt. Here's a picture of it, together with the fabric I bought, a kind of black & green tweed. The green is a limegreen.
I've been working almost all day on it (= crawling around on the floor), and I'm sure my muscles will hurt tomorrow. I pinned all the parts of the pattern on the fabric and now I'm making loops around them with yarn. This takes a lot of time and maybe it is old fashioned. But they will tell me that next Thursdaynight. Laughing their heads off, probably.
For the black stripes between the different parts, I need to cut stripes of the fabric. These I have to unravel for 1 cm. Takes quite a lot of time as well, as you can imagine. Well, I hope it's all going to be worthwile....
And knitting? Yes, I still am. I've finished a sleeve and the left front of the cardigan, and I'm still working on the Birch-shawl, which is coming along nicely.