So last week, when I said I’d post this week, I forgot to take into account that I’d be living out of a suitcase at the mother-in-law’s with dodgy internet and looking for a job and an apartment. But after week here, I’ve managed to secure a place to live starting September second and have sent out a dozen job applications. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for some interviews next week. 

In other words, it’s been both slow and crazy/stressful all at the same time. Yay for moving!

Beach in Winter Socks

But I have had plenty of down time, which means I finally finished my Shock Wave socks that I’ve been working on for over a month, which considering the relative ease of the pattern, is longer than usual. They turned out very nice though, and since it’s about 15 degrees colder here, have come in handy already.

I’ve also done about 34 rows of my Forecast cardigan since Monday evening, which is fast for me, so it evens out. In between job and home hunting, I did manage to check out a new (to me) yarn shop and bought some more sock yarn, so I’ll be set for projects for a little while.

As all my belongings are shoved into two cars, I haven’t had an opportunity to do any more sewing, which I miss more than I thought. I’m itching to get out my machine and start stitching, but it’ll have to wait until the new place.

That said, I’ve yet to share the last project I finished just before the move.

Ruffly Shirt

It’s basically the same shirt as the one from my new favorite outfit, but with a ruffle. But the best things about this shirt are threefold: 

  1. I got the material for $2 at a garage sale
  2. I actually got the collar stand right
  3. I did my first bias tape on the sleeves and a french seam on the insides.

So all in all, it was a great learning shirt. And also fabulously snazzy. Of course, now all my projects will be more fall/winter in nature.

Well, I’m all internet/computer burned out after spending several hours on applications, but I’ll be back soon!

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