Despite flying round trip to Europe this past week I didn’t knit more than a row. I must have been to busy doing I don’t know what. No knitting progress shots, sorry.
Family stuff took up most of the day but I did find time to peruse the magazines in the shops and found two magazines I needed to take home. One is Bernina Inspiration magazine. It has what to my mind is a shar pei coat on the cover. The center front has “waves” between the buttons. The bottom part of the coat zips off and you can zip on an asymmetric skirt of just leave it off for a cropped coat.
Another garment in that magazine that I’ve become totally obsessed with is a wraparound vest. I just adore the aesthetic of this simple garment, it’s almost like a Japanese design in it’s simplicity. Check out the pattern, it’s two rounded off rectangles. I think a steely gray knit fabric would be amazing.
The other magazine I bought is Sabrina Woman and I can honestly say I’d make every garment in this issue. The tag line on the cover kind of translates to “cute separates – quick and easy sewing” and the contents are as advertised. These are nice basics with cute details. I have a crappy picture of the line drawings so you can see the bones of the magazine. I hope I’ve got time to make a top before I have to head out to work.
What else did I bring back? How about a crazy amount of chocolate? Yup, that’s a lot and it’s all stuff you can’t buy here so I justified it rather easily.
Now I’m fighting jetlag but the sunshine helps immensely and westbound jetlag is easier to shake than eastbound. I’ve also got lots of sugar fixes available should that become necessary.
After being gone for seven days last week I came home with every intention to collapse into a dampish heap. But what do I spy when I get home? Another fabulous edition of Burda Style Magazine. The past three editions have been great – which is good because some of those summer ones sucked hard. The past three are all gearing up for fall, and I love fall. Yes, where I live fall is still very warm but that doesn’t mean I can’t peruse the half price wools at Stonemountain and dream of tweed things.
So I see all these things I need to make NOW! I decided to compile a not at all comprehensive display so I can remember what the heck I was thinking a bit further down the timeline. So far I’m kind of top heavy but I did sign up for the Jeanius class at Craftsy that I can’t wait to start, plus I’ve got the new Thurlow Pants pattern from Sewaholic. Clearly I need to not work in order to get my personal sewing sweatshop up and running.
In addition to wanting to make everything in the whole world (apparently) there is also a most amazing coat pattern in the October Burda Style (can’t link since they’ve not got the October issue patterns up). It’s a double breasted A-line short coat and I love it. I made my first coat last year and it was fun. A lot of work, but fun. I may just succumb to temptation again if I find some nice coating in the half price room at Stonemountain. There are dozens and dozens of amazing wools there at half price so don’t bet against seeing this project sometime. When? I don’t know, but sometime.
So those some of my grand plans. If I get any portion of these garments done I shall be a happy person. Which one to start with? I’ll go check my stash and decide.