Fall So Far

At the Amtrak station, going on my first work trip to NYC!@moodfabrics!!!

Stewed apples, a sure sign of fallBrand new Reebok FitHub opening in Braintree today #loveit #hoorayemployeediscount

@toiltrouble trunk show at Black Sheep Knitting in Needham, MA! Part of the Greater Boston Yarn CrawlWould love to whip this up to wear tomorrow morning! #fridaynightsewing

Infusing some handmade into my outfit today with a @grainlinestudio moss mini #sewingStarting my Rose Red beret with Sublime Cashmere Merino Silk DK and Rowan Kidsilk Haze

From top left: waiting at the Amtrak station | Mood Fabrics NYC | stewed apples on the stove | new Reebok FitHub opening | Toil and Trouble trunk show during Greater Boston Yarn Crawl | polka dot Laurel plans | corduroy Moss Mini | knitting a Rose Red Beret

Try as I may to squeeze in some sewing time, fall seems to be flying by – I can’t believe it’s getting close to Halloween already.  I’m still trying to adjust to a new job and new work schedule, which include many perks like working from home a few days a week and trips to NYC (where I managed to squeeze in some serious fabric shopping).  And now, since I don’t have a set dress code for work, I’ve been itching to crank out some projects on my sewing machine…but it’s been tricky figuring out when to sew.  Weekends have been full, like during the Greater Boston Yarn Crawl and with time spent with Chris before his schedule shifts gears into retail holiday mode (something I will never miss!).  Evenings after work have been filled with barre classes, running at the gym, and starting to bring out the knitting as the temperatures change.
Well, I guess I have made a couple of things, like a knit cardigan on my serger – however, I don’t think I set the tension correctly since the seams are a little wavy around the bottom and front bands, oh well!  I used the leftover fabric from that project to make a jersey infinity scarf, which I’ve been wearing pretty regularly and plan on sewing up a few more.  I’m just about done with a polka dot Laurel top and have plans to start a black and white plaid flannel version with longer sleeves, and just last night I cut out a green wool Moss Mini Skirt with fabric leftover from the Beignet skirt disaster earlier this year.  I find, though, that my sewing productivity goes down around this time each year because I want to spend all of my evenings working on sweaters and scarves – if you look at my knitting projects on the left sidebar, you can see that I’ve got quite a few ready to come off the needles!  Maybe I need to try out my sewing experiment again to see if that will help.  
How’s your fall sewing coming along?
Oh, PS: I wore my Archer shirt to work this week and I felt great in it!  Thank you so much for all of your kind words, I bet no one even noticed my mistakes.  I definitely want to get that David Coffin book now.


  1. October 20, 2013 / 4:23 pm

    It sounds (and looks like) a great fall so far! I knit a Rose Red Beret for my SIL years ago – it's such a great pattern! Yours looks gorgeous.

    • November 4, 2013 / 10:04 pm

      Thank you! It's getting to be cold enough to wear it now, I'm almost finished 🙂

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