well. my first attempt at a Make Nine was not a big success. i only completed two of my nine (see below), one is verrrry nearly finished, and one is cut out but not even started on the sewing. i’m not going to be too hard on myself, because i made lots of garments for other people, and for teaching samples. and i traveled and taught more than i ever have, so my personal sewing time was limited. am i daunted? nope! and i’m in some good company so that helps…
this is my Teme Cardigan by Joanne Scrace, which i am absolutely in love with. i worked on it for most of the year, and finished just in time to wear it to Rhinebeck, which was my goal. here i am in the Ross Farm booth, who are the farmers who raise the sheep and made the yarn i crocheted the sweater with. it was so fun to show it to them!
and this is my Beatrice Cardigan by Vicki Brown, which is about 95% complete; i just have the button bands to finish. it’s looking so cute and cheerful and i cannot wait to wear it!
i’ve cut out the Merchant & Mills Dress Shirt and it’s next up in my sewing queue. i still want to make all of the other items on my list, so i’m just trying to decide if i should roll them into this year’s Make Nine, or try to do them in addition to nine things. i think we all know the answer, but i’m ever-optimistic. i’ll share those plans soon… are you doing a Make Nine this year? i’d love to see it!