Sewing FOs and knitting backtracking

Well, last night I was too tired to knit after bed times, so I read The Wizard of Oz for a while.  Have you read this??  It’s crazy violent and scary!  I’m actually kind of surprised that a movie was made from it.  I mean, it’s entertaining and I like that there are more details and back story than in the movie, but whoa!!!

Scary stuff, yo.

Scary stuff, yo.

I bought this copyright 1956 copy at the San Francisco’s huge annual book sale.  I probably paid like 50 cents for it.  I love that sale!!

Finally today I had the time and energy to put into this project!  I wanted to make the kids pj tops that would match the pj pants I recently made for them. I decided to iron some interfacing onto some of the leftover fabric, fancy cut it, and sew it onto plain t-shirts.  

Here the fabric has been interfaced (ha!!) and set on the shirts just to check placement.

Placement of the fancy cuttings

Placement of the fancy cuttings

I used a simple zigzag stitch which I hope will help reduce fraying.  After sewing!  

Thor!

Thor!

I’m so pleased with how the bright colors really pop against the dark blue background!

Look out, it's Spiderman!

Look out, it’s Spiderman!

The kids were very happy!  The Boy is pleased that they match (awww), and when the Wee Girl saw hers, she exclaimed, “I love it!  Thor is my favorite!!!”

Matchy matchy!

Matchy matchy!

In less happy news, I was making some good progress on my Wonder Woman sweater, but it was turning out too small.  The sleeve was measuring up at around 6″ across, and the Wee Girl’s arm measures 6″ around.  0″ ease is not what I had in mind, so I frogged it, did some calculations, and casted on the next size up.  

Booo

Booo

I like that this pattern has the knitter start with the sleeves!  It’s the size of a gauge swatch, and less commitment than jumping in and starting to knit the body portion.  I didn’t lose that much time on it, which is nice, considering my time limitations and the fact that I think this pattern might make my carpal tunnel flare up.  I’ll have to take it easy.

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