Episode 34: Stitching Over the Days

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Find me:

Instagram – cleocmc

Ravelry – cleocmc

Ravelry Group – Stitching Over the Days

Finished Objects:

Honeysuckle by Marie Wallin

Lawrenson by Lily Kate France

Butterick 5466

Works-In-Progress/Future Projects:

Angharad the Donkey

Caitlin the Giraffe

Traigh by Jade Starmore

What I’m Wearing:

Lawrenson Sweater

Butterick 5895

Chatter:

Kim Hargreaves Along Winners Update

Rowan Spring/Summer Trunk Show

Rowan Spring Trunk Show 2020

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Wow. I’m actually inspired to write a proper blog post. It’s been years.

Let me tell you about a story about an amazing local yarn store. It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Rowan yarns and their designers. Whenever there is a new yarn or new trunk show, I make it to the shop as soon as possible. Due to the pandemic, seeing the new Spring/Summer 2020 trunk show was not going to happen…or so I thought. Liz, the owner of Luna Lola (Columbia, SC), contacted me. She told me that she could bring the trunk show to me (curbside, of course) and that I could keep it for a few days! What did I do to deserve such special people and treatment? But hey, I’m not complaining. Lol! Seriously, I am beyond grateful and this really made my week.

Now, let me share the perks of having a trunk show at home. While I quite enjoy seeing the samples at the store, I always feel hesitant and shy to ask the staff to take pics of me in the garments. I also never try on the garments as long as I want because I’m always thinking that I may overdo it. (This is all in my head. I know.) Well, wearing the garments at home gave me the opportunity to try it on with different wardrobe pieces. I was able to do numerous twirls in the mirror. Then, I started thinking…”Ohh, I could do a quick Look Book and take some photos.” Then, I was like…”Even better, would be a video so you can remember how it looked at every angle.” So, I did just that!

Now, I enjoy clothes. This has always been the case. I remember in high school every night I would try on up to 10 outfits and do twirls for my baby sis, April. She always indulged and gave me her honest input. She still laughs to this day about those nights. So, I thought I’d share the random thought process that goes through my head when trying out clothes…

Rowan Spring Show Initial Thoughts:

  • Why don’t I make more shawls/wraps? The Sartre shawl feels like a cloud and drapes beautifully. The Samana wrap is gorgeous, but quite thick and heavy. Definitely a Fall/Winter piece for me.
  • I’m still craving a bright Palermo top–despite making a neutral version. I just knew that yellow color was going to be divine.
  • Surprisingly, I’m really digging the striped tank. It’s a different shape for me. Will I feel naked with my back out???
  • I always feel short in dusters. (I actually wore heels for the pictures just to feel taller.) If I were to make this, I would shorten it significantly.
  • The Hans tunic is gorgeous. However, I’m not a tunic person. I would lengthen by 2 inches and wear as a dress with one of my short slips underneath.
  • The Tracy tank is calling to me. But, what about the matching cardigan? I have yet to make a twinset…
  • Yes. I’m going to try on the men’s cardigan because I’m a sucker for Softyak DK paired with cables. Also, I want to see how this shade of blue looks against my complexion.
  • I don’t want to mess up my hair, so I’m not trying on the hat. Very pretty colors.

Details of the samples:

  •  Palermo by Lisa Richardson, Rowan Issue 67
  • 006 Striped Tank by Chloe Thurlow, Mode Collection Two
  • Tracy and Hepburn by Arne and Carlos, Rowan Issue 67
  • Hans by Grace Jones (nee Melville), Rowan Issue 67
  • 007 Longline Cardigan by Georgia Farrell, Mode Collection Two
  • Sartre by Georgia Farrell, Rowan Issue 67
  • Samana Wrap by Martin Storey, Rowan Island Blend Fine
  • Lee by Martin Storey, Rowan Cape Bay
  • Haida Hat by Lisa Richardson, Rowan Island Blend Fine

 

 

Episode 33: Stitching Over the Days

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Find me:

Instagram – cleocmc

Ravelry – cleocmc

Ravelry Group – Stitching Over the Days

Finished Objects: 

Butterick 6446 w/sash from Butterick 6563

New Look 6469

Palermo by Lisa Richardson

Bridget the Elephant (and Brice)

Kat the Turtle

Work In Progress:

Honeysuckle by Marie Wallin (Meadow collection)

What I’m Wearing:

Palermo by Lisa Richardson

McCalls 7906

Mentions:

Potter and Bloom podcast

Stitching Over the Days: Episode 32

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Find me:

Instagram – cleocmc

Ravelry – cleocmc

Ravelry Group – Stitching Over the Days

Finished Projects:

New Look 6469

Simplicity 8605

Simplicity 8376

Butterick 6563 (sash)

Stevie by Tilly Buttons

Indigo by Tilly Buttons

McCalls 5816 (out of print; 1992 pattern)

Cosy Cardigan by Jem Weston

Works in Progress:

Mary, Queen of Scots by Alice Starmore

Sherry by Kim Hargreaves (Honey Collection)

What I’m Wearing:

Anemone by Marie Wallin

Simplicity 8605

Stitching Over the Days: Episode 31

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Find me:

Instagram – cleocmc

Ravelry – cleocmc

Ravelry Group – Stitching Over the Days

Finished Projects:

Anyday Sweater (version 4)

Lyne Socks by Dawn Landix

Vanilla Socks

Works-In-Progress:
What I’m wearing…
Kim Hargreaves Along Winners:
*NOTE: I forgot to mention that I used random number generator and did not include my entries or the group moderator’s entry.*
lisakatki
nicmag45
schoen31-de

 

Stitching Over the Days: Episode 30

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Instagram – cleocmc

Ravelry – cleocmc

Ravelry Group – Stitching Over the Days

GIVEAWAY WINNERS:

Raveler: uluvyas

Raveler: Eveline001

Finished Objects:

Anyday Sweater by Lily Kate France

Freya by Tilly and the Buttons (stripe and ivory)

Works-In-Progress:

Anyday Sweater by Lily Kate France

The Year in Review:

Sewing – 3 dresses; 9 skirts; 5 tops; 1 leggings

Simplicity 2444

Vogue 9279

Simplicity 8699

McCalls 7906 (collaboration w/ Minerva Maker Team)

Simplicity 8175

Butterick 5466

Agnes by Tilly Buttons

Freya by Tilly Buttons

Butterick 6563 (collaboration w/ Minerva Maker Team)

Knitting – 15 garments; 3 socks; 1 hat

Freedom by Wool and the Gang

Wainthropp by Andi Satterlund

Kottur from Lopi Issue 38

Palina by Nadia Lewis

Rosetti by Martin Storey

Stunning by Kim Hargreaves

Autumn Vine by Dee Hardwicke

Jane Seymour by Alice Starmore

Elizabeth of York by Alice Starmore

Winter Field by Dee Hardwicke

Hearten by Kim Hargreaves

Anyday by Lily Kate France

Vanilla Socks

Hermione’s Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder

Four Leaf Clover socks by Knit Picks Design Team

Cabled Cap by Woolly Wormhead

Crochet – 5 garments; 1 hat

Water Clover by Isa Catepillán

Aster by Marie Wallin

Anemone by Marie Wallin

Hahana by Lisa Richardson

Summertime by TL Yarn Crafts

Birch by Kim Hargreaves

 

 

Stitching Over the Days: Episode 29

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Find me:

Instagram – cleocmc

Ravelry – cleocmc

Ravelry Group – Stitching Over the Days

Finished Objects:

Butterick 5466

Simplicity 8212

Freya Sweater by Tilly and the Buttons

Hearten by Kim Hargreaves

Anyday Sweater by Lily Kate France

Works in Progress;

Cosy Cardigan by Jem Weston

Trescott Slippers by Christina Danaee

Archives Treasures (What I’m Wearing):

Stunning by Kim Hargreaves

Freya by Tilly and the Buttons

Butterick 5466 (navy)

Giveaway:

Hosted at the Stitching Over the Days group on Ravelry

Details:

  1. One entry per person
  2. Must submit by December 1, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST
  3. Open internationally
  4. Two winners will be drawn randomly
  5. Giveaway 1 includes: Botanical Knits 1 + Richard Devrieze skein of yarn
  6. Giveaway 2 includes: Botanical Knits 2 + Richard Devrieze skein of yarn

Mentions:

Fringe Supply Co. Town Bag in Fig

Progress Keeper from Forest Charms on Etsy

Stitching Over the Days: Episode 28

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Find me:

Instagram – cleocmc

Ravelry – cleocmc

Ravelry Group – Stitching Over the Days

Finished Projects:

Agnes by Tilly and the Buttons

Simplicity 8175

Vogue 9279

Butterick 5466

Winter Field by Dee Hardwicke

Elizabeth of York by Alice Starmore

Works-In-Progress:

Hearten by Kim Hargreaves

Catching My Interest:

Modern Heritage Knits by Christina Danaee

Mentions:

Eva of The Charm of It podcast

Progress Keeper by Woolen Forest of Forest Charm

Stitching Over the Days: Episode 27

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Find me at:

Instagram – cleocmc

Ravelry – cleocmc

Ravelry Group – Stitching Over the Days

Finished Objects:

Simplicity 2444 (out of print)

Butterick 6563

Summertime Tank by TL Yarn Crafts

Autumn Vine Sweater by Dee Hardwicke

Jane Seymour by Alice Starmore

Works in Progress:

Winter Field Sweater by Dee Hardwicke

Garden Party Shawl by TL Yarn Crafts

Metropolis Cardigan by Tatsiana Kupryianchyk

Archive Treasure:

Simplicity 8591

Podcast Recommendations:

Maria of Stitched in Sweden

Dana of Yards of Happiness

Cias of Ciasbod Podcast

Recent Acquisitions:

Cotton Twill from Joann Fabric and Craft Store

Book Recommendation:

The Haunted Queen by Alison Weir

Stitching Over the Days: Episode 26

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Find me:

Instagram – cleocmc

Ravelry – cleocmc

Ravelry Group – Stitching Over the Days

Finished Objects:

Stunning by Kim Hargreaves

Hahana by Lisa Richardson

Works in Progress:

Summertime Tank by TL Yarn Crafts

Autumn Vines Sweater by Dee Hardwicke

Archive Treasures:

Rossetti by Martin Storey

Hollyburn by Sewaholic

Chatter:

New job at USC in Columbia’s Center for Civil Rights History and Research

Webs Summer Yarn Sale – ends August 31, 2019

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