August 31, 2012

You know what I love?

Music videos from the 1990s. They're so fun!

Have a great long weekend, darlings!

August 24, 2012

How cool is this swimsuit???

I very rarely get excited over a bathing suit, but HOT DAMN this one is amazeballs!!!!

Available from Black Milk Clothing

I'm thinking I may need to get one for the wedding trip to Vegas. Skeleton swimsuit to lounge in by the pool? Yes please!

August 10, 2012

Mr. Social's Black Shorts

We're more than half way through summer now, and I am far away from my goal of making Mr. Social 4 or 5 pairs of shorts. Oh well. That's what happens when you live without a/c for most of the summer, sewing time is seriously limited.

I actually finished these shorts quite some time ago. Somewhere around mid to late June if I recall correctly. It was just hard to get any pictures of them due to Mr. Social and I having opposing work schedules. For most of the summer we actually haven't had much time together, so when we got to spend the day together on Simcoe day (more commonly known as Civic Holiday) I got him to wear these shorts just so I could get some decent pictures of them :)

These are a variation of Burda 7626. A simple pair of elastic/drawstring waist shirts, I added front pockets and omitted the drawstring bottoms. Seriously simple shorts.

I had actually made a pair of these for him last summer that included the drawstring bottoms. Sadly, they met an unfortunate end that rendered them unwearable, so bits and pieces of them went into this new pair (mainly the elastic drawstring at the waist). Since these are such an easy project, I'll end up making another pair for him that include the drawstring bottoms for more casual wear. Which will mean another trip to High Park to try to catch a glimpse of the baby Wallaby (we didn't see the little guy on this outing) and to get more pics to show off my handiwork.

Have a great weekend everyone!

August 9, 2012

Tour de Fleece: Week Three Roundup (very, very late)

For the final week of the Tour de Fleece, I got pretty busy. After all, I had to make up for the two days away visiting with the in-laws where no spinning was done. BUT, the rest of the spinning was not done in an apartment as hot as a disco inferno. We ran into our super on the way out to visit the in-laws and she told us our landlord would replace it for us! Score!!! That made spinning for the rest of the tour much more bearable.

I finished up the alpaca spin. Seriously, alpaca is soooooo amazing to spin. I didn't want it to end.

I have added this skein to my shop here

And then I finished up an XX, XY, YY set of yarn

I love spinning these transition yarns and  can't wait to get started on the next set! Here's close-ups of the XX and XY yarns. Lazy me hasn't got around to taking pics of the YY yarn on it's own just yet... but as soon as I do, I'll be adding these to my etsy shop, Veselka Yarns, as well :)

The Tour de Fleece was so much fun and helped me to get so much done! I can't wait for next year :)

August 8, 2012

WIP Wednesday: August 8, 2012

I recently found out that an old friend and his wife have a teacup human on the way! You know that that means? I finally have someone to knit tiny little things for!

So, of course, I have started to knit a baby sweater. As I don't know the sex of the child, I tried to pick a "gender-neutral" yarn. Now that I've taken a picture of it, I'm not so sure how "gender-neutral" it is...

I think it may be just a bit too blue. There's white and purple in there too, but I think the turquoise/blue may overpower. We shall see once I get more of the body done. In the meantime, I think I have a few more skeins of yarn that would be considered "gender-neutral" that I can use to make even more tiny items.

AND I have found the perfect card for baby shower gifts! (I actually found it ages ago, but have been patiently waiting for the perfect time to use it)

You can buy this card on Etsy here
Happy Humpday Everybody!

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August 2, 2012

This is pretty much the best thing ever

A review of the most recent Chris Brown album, Fortune. I'm not a fan of him or his music. Clearly, neither is this reviewer.

No stars ever. I concur.

This seriously made my week.

August 1, 2012

WIP Wednesday: August 1, 2012

It's Wednesday! You know that that's time to show off what's in progress!

This week, I'm working on a supercoil yarn, as well as a super secret test knit. Since it's secret, I can't show off a close-up of it, but it did find it's way into this picture:

Can you tell what it is? No? Good. It will be shown off at the appropriate time.

You may be asking yourself why I'm plying the supercoil yarn on a drop spindle while my spinning wheel is sitting right there, all lonely and unused. Well, the answer is simple, the orifice on my wheel is too small for the bulkier parts of this yarn, so I'm plying it up the old fashioned way (read: the way that takes way too long).

What's on the sewing table? Well, I'm working on another dress. I have no real progress pics to post, as for now I only have it cut out, but here's a sneak peak:

I picked up this fabric a while back for a different project, but because I left it for so long, I forgot what I had originally intended it to become. So now it'll be a dress (not exactly as pictured on the pattern, I'm going to make a few changes). This is what I'm working on while I figure out what to make with the possibly granny fabric.

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Happy Wednesday everyone!