sweater knitting, and seeing Manus x Machina

Each Wednesday, I take stock of the projects I’m working on, and where my brain is at. 

sweater knitting


ManusxMachina leather flowers

ManusxMachina pleating

I’m a little bit obsessed with how quickly my current sweater project is knitting up. Sometimes I forget that knitting a sweater on size 7 (4.5mm) needles is much, much faster than knitting one on a size 4 (3.5mm). Add to that, an easy to remember stitch pattern, some striping, plus shortening the sleeves, and I’m almost ready to split for the front & back.

Apart from knitting away on my sweater project, most of my time this week has been spent in front of the computer.

Luckily a friend is visiting from out of town, and so we took yesterday afternoon to visit the Met’s current costume exhibit – “Manus x Machina” – which is over the top stunning, and explores the relationship between handwork & machine work in creating clothing (both couture & prêt-à-porter). If you have a chance, you should definitely make time to see it.

I also, figured out what direction I want to go in with my no-longer-an-Anna-dress, so I’ll try to carve out some more “making time for making” time, and continue working away on that.

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