Sue Reeves wrote:I would love to see a photo of the Alabama Chanin style T that you made for yourself
I'm waiting for the weather to warm up a bit since it's sleeveless and I want to take pictures outside. I think it's supposed to get in the 60's this coming week so I can try then if it does.
February 17 - 23:
Somehow I made it through this week without taking hardly any pictures. Sorry about that!
The neighbor dug the 4th and final trench on Friday. My husband limbed up more trees on Saturday and we started adding them to the trench. We had intended to finish filling it today but the weather was nasty.
I'm now officially behind on my seed starting schedule. The garden is still too soggy in the areas where the new beds will be for me to work the straw in as I had planned. I have started measuring and shaping beds though - mostly by removing the straw layer from where paths will go and piling it deeper where the beds will be.
My hatch went well. 10/10 hatched although one chick has a slight deformity (eye not in socket) and likely won't survive.
I moved 15 eggs into the hatcher for Tuesday.
On the sewing front, a lot of research has revealed that there's no patterns to make a modern bra without plastic for a large bust. It might be possible for a more experienced sewer but that isn't me... yet.
Instead I'm going to make a pair of Regency era short stays. They're supposed to be easy to sew, more comfortable than a bra, and short enough that they shouldn't hamper working outside. Mine will be made with cotton twill for 2 of the layers and quilting cotton for the outer layer. I'll need to make a drawstring for lacing.
While I was waiting for the cotton twill to arrive (picking it up tomorrow) I made a tote bag that I've been wanting to do for months. Right as I was finishing it up I discovered that I had made a mistake that has to be fixed before the bag is usable - a raw seam edge next to a zipper. It's in time-out until I can bear to rip out the seams.
On the knitting front, I'm starting my 8th repeat for the sontag shawl increases and have worked through an entire cake of yarn. It'll take at least 3 but I have a 4th in case.
Oh! I also setup my drum carder at the barn today and started carding up an alpaca fleece.