I think I have found out why my sewing mojo has been rather down the last couple of weeks, while my knitting mojo has been really good. Today was the loveliest of days, crispy cold and clear, just above freezing and glowing a brownish gold. So lovely that I spent quite a bit of time cycling to and fro, shopping for yarn, knit dresses and make-up for out theater performance next week, instead of using public transport. Very different from gloomy, clammy, foggy yesterday...
I say "was" even though it's hardly 4 o'clock, because the sun is already low enough that I had to switch on the light. I'm not winter depressive or anything (books, cozy blankets, knitting, hot chocolate, cinnamon spice tea, risotto and the occasional crispy, sunny winter day make me mostly like the season, at least until mid-January) but fact is that, even though my sewing nook is right by the window on the top floor of a 5 storey building, it is pretty gloomy and not very well lit, at least between mid-October and March. And I can knit while listening to teachers, watching TV, going on the bus... good lighting is not essential for knitting. :)
Which is possibly why I have accumulated a yarn stash in the last couple of days. :)
As I said before, we don't really do Christmas gifts in my immediate family. There are a few frinds and family members I've decided to knit gifts for, though - Christmas gifts or just "a little reminder that I love you" gifts, right? ;) You may be able to find them over at Tilly's Crafty Christmas Club in a while - my family and some friends do read my blog sometimes. :)
Sewing mojo notwithstanding, I went to visit the Holland Fabric Market in Potsdam last Sunday. It's only 4 times a year, and they usually have pretty good bargaigns. I was looking for some more nice doubleknit fabric for another knit dress, possibly some nice wool for a winter Rooibos or Macaron, a lace collar for embellishment, jersey for longsleeves, some fun (polka dot?) lining, red curderoy for a little girl's Christmas dress... but wasn't impressed by the selection. I did find some non-expensive jersey coupons (1.5x1.5m, 5€ each) for longsleeves and a bit of stretch poly garbandine (?) for a pair of trousers. Honestly, that was possibly a good thing. My stash is getting pretty big as it is and I did spend quite a bit of money on yarn in the last two weeks. *g*
So, no new sewing projects at the moment (though I want to sew up a couple of longsleeves sometime soon) but my friendship scarf is coming along well!
Jessica! I totally love the little felt flowers she used for embellishment. And it looks really lovely with my polka-dot Rooibos layered for fall weather! :)
Have a lovely weekend!