Monday, November 1, 2010

Monthly Roundup - October '10

This month has been a busy one, between Halloween prep and getting ready for the Wee Professor.  I've spent a lot of time knitting, but not as much time in my sewing room as I'd like.

I have sewn:

1) a drawstring bag for my straight knitting needles
2) McCalls 6141costume/dress for me
3) McCalls 4530 costume/tunic for Mitch
4) Simplicity 4378, as a costume pant as well as a regular scrub top and pant for Mitch
5) Another Kitschy Coo Reversible Hoodie, this time for Logan
6) Simplicity 3765 pant in corduroy and fleece for the Wee Professor
7) burdastyle 09/2010-121 turtleneck for me
8) a self-drafted column skirt for me
9) McCalls 3665 pants for the Wee Professor
10) Ottobre 06/2009-3 tee for the Wee Professor

All totaling 12 items.  I didn't count the onesies I appliqued, since they were storebought.  Not too bad overall though.  Several of these were quick and dirty sort of projects, but the costumes were a bit more of a challenge.  It did feel good to be done with Halloween before I had to stress out about it.

I have done a lot of knitting this month although I've not posted about everything.  I've knit:

1) Coronet hat for Myra
2) Edelweiss neckwarmer for me
3) Ribbed Watchman hats for Mitch and Logan
4) Child's Play crown for Myra
5) Little Boy Blue Baby hat for the Wee Professor
6) Some Baby Mitts for the Wee Professor
7) Children's Placket Neck Pullover sweater for the Wee Professor

That is a total of 8 items, most of which were small and quick!  I've a few Christmas items to knit next, then a hat and mitts to match the Placket Neck Pullover.  I also have plans for a bolero for me and a sweater for Mitch, which will probably take a while.

Sewing-wise, I can't really say I tackled anything exceptionally challenging.  I admit that I am starting to feel the time crunch, as the Wee Professor is due in just 2 months and I want to at least get as much winter sewing done as I can before he comes.  Having a newborn around is sure to cut into my crafting time!!  Next month will probably feature a whole lot of necessary sewing and a bit less of the purely for fun stuff.  Since my first two babies were both born in summer time, I need to flesh out a winter wardrobe for the Wee Professor.  There may be quite a few baby items this coming month...  I think I'm pretty much done sewing pure maternity for myself, but I may make a few pieces that will transition.  We are going to the Renaissance Festival in a few weeks and Myra doesn't really have a dress, so I may modify Butterick 4910 to make her a simple peasant dress.  I love the way that Joy shirred the sleeves on this dress and may just copy that!  At the moment, I am working on a dress shirt for Logan.  The pattern is Ottobre 03/2010-23 and the fabric is a lighter weight quilting cotton that he chose.

I am still working on my Self-Imposed Sewing!  My Vogue 1099 jacket has been traced, fit and cut out and interfaced.  I need to get some thread and then I'll start sewing.  I won't choose another SISC project just yet, as I haven't finished this one.  I'm trying to keep this fun, and feeling like I have a deadline isn't.  I'm just going with the flow!


  1. Wow, you have had a productive month!

  2. Katie,
    I don't think I sew that much in an entire year! -and you call that a slow month? Wow ;) Yo GO Superwoman!!

  3. Wow! I feel like such a slacker and I don't even have a good excuse. Congrats! You have accomplished a lot this past month.

  4. Wow, you're once again amazing. I can't wait to see the baby stuff on him.

  5. You really do amaze me with your productivity on the sewing front. :)

  6. You are soo productive! It's amazing seeing you work!

  7. As always, you've been super productive:)