Wednesday, February 2, 2011

How to Make Lemonade on a Snowy Day

Common Redpoll

Yesterday was a forced in-the-house day, because of the weather. (Today's one, too). So I decided to make lemonade of the weather's lemons, and finish up a lot of work that's been sitting around.
First off, I've had a huge bin of cashmere scraps sitting around for a while, just waiting for me to have time to figure out what to do with them. The other night, while the boy was rehearsing at the Warner, I started on that pile. I cut a bunch of panels for baby skirts, and pieces for baby booties, and still had a big pile left. The rest I cut into rectangles and squares.
Cashmere Wrist Warmers

Here's the result, or at least the beginning. My friend and fiber co-conspirator, Rhonda Withington (check out her Etsy Shop, The Mischievous Carrot) brought some really cute and funky wrist warmers to the Coventry Farmer's Market on Sunday, and graciously gave permission for me to make some Rhonda-inspired warmers of my own. I had a ridiculous amount of fun sewing these up!

Just how do you photograph your own arm???

Baby Booties

Mittens and Wrist Warmers from a lovely sweater

So today is another home day of sewing and shoveling. I still have a bunch of baby skirts pinned and waiting to be sewn. Sigh. It's much more fun to design than to sew! But I do love the baby skirts when they're done - they're so darn cute!

Stay safe, warm and dry, wherever you are, and may your roof be strong!


  1. So cute! Love all that baby stuff.... Just wish I knew someone who has a baby, haha... Btw, my sister LOOOVES the skirt u made that I bought her for Xmas. Love mine too!

  2. Thanks, Kathie! I hope you're feeling better!