Happy What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday, everyone!

2014 10 15 woyww fall sweaters

Today’s desk shows that I’m still working on the sweaters I had started last week. But the piles are smaller. Two of them are complete, the purple turtleneck and the grey wool. The plan was to take photos modeling them today, but it ended up being nearly 80° and humid, so, no.

This being New England, I’m fairly certain it WILL get cold enough to wear them soon, so I promise to have pics when I won’t croak of heatstroke taking them. 🙂

The above photo shows me working on a third sweater. It’s got princess seams, all double top-stitched, so it’s a bit time consuming, as I just can’t zip it up on the serger. Instead I have to serge the edges, then sew the seams with the conventional  machine, press seam open and then do the top stitching. But the extra detail does look nice.

Those little green sticky notes on the back of the pattern are notes to self so I don’t have to figure things out all over again next time I make it. It’s the same concept as writing notes next to recipes in a cookbook once you’ve figured out a tweak that works.

This coming weekend I’m going to the Bead Affaire bead show in Watertown, MA. If anyone reading this is going, too, send me a note and we’ll meet up!

If you’d like to see what’s on the workdesk of other creative folks, be sure to join in the blog link fun over at Julia’s.

Happy creating!


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15 thoughts on “WOYWW – Fall Sweaters

  1. Lots of sewing on your desk, good for you, looking forward to seeing what you come up with next week in the fashion parade, make sure you don’t get heatstroke.

    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Eliza, Yoda & Flat Susan #42

  2. Wow! I’m glad you’re not afraid of color. When you do get that sweater done and photographed, please include a close-up of the princess seams.

  3. I’m a bit jealous of your current weather!! I’m freezing my tush off over here in dreary Germany at the moment!!! Still, I know your time is coming!!! *wink* Good luck with your sweaters!

    Happy Crafting!
    Jeannie #21

    1. Believe me, we’ve got plenty of freezing and dreary on the way. I’ll enjoy the nice weather while I can. 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by, Jeanne!

  4. Hi neighbor!
    Sewn sweaters! I’m inspired. Just learning free motion on my machine- who knew how fun it could be.
    robyn 39

  5. I envy people who can sew! I’m not sure I would be good at it (I have trouble with measurements!) Do show us the sweaters when you’re wearing them next time! Thanks for your visit to my blog earlier! Happy WOYWW! Zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #50

  6. Can’t wait to see the finished product. Great that you have a serger/overlock machine. It makes life so much easier. I used to sew my clothes, especially trousers (1970 flairs) as I’m so short, and was living in a country of tall women (Holland) I had no choice but to make them myself.
    Thank you for letting me peep over your shoulder.
    Have a good week,
    a hug and God bless,

  7. Do show the finished projects!! I wish I could join you at the weekend, but it would be hard to justify to DH, travelling from the UK! Have fun, Chris # 16

  8. Oh those sweaters are going to be nice and cosy when the winter comes, you will appreciate the good seaming then. I’ve rarely stitched that sort of fabric, is easier than jersey?
    thanks for dropping in to my place and your nice comments, I am sure the kids will wolf down all the goodies.
    Chris #20

  9. Sorry I can’t quite get over the 80 degrees! We’re only 10 degrees in Bonnie Scotland today.
    It looks like you’re a busy bee.
    Happy Belated WOYWW… stay cool!

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