I can understand why blogging seems to be on the wain. Time given over to other things just gets in the way. I have lots of (historic, by now) things I want to get on here, if only to have a record of them for myself, but somehow there is never enough time, and I feel guilty blogging when I should be looking for a job. And that goes for sewing and knitting too. I had a massive crochet frenzy in the spring and early summer (not blogged yet, of course) and then had complete motivation failure.
But now, I am, at least tentatively, back. And motivation has returns, albeit somewhat mildly. Actually, what I really want to do is knit this hat, but that means sitting down and fiddling about for an hour or so to start things off, and I can't allow myself that luxury during the day, and am too knackered by the time Stashlet goes to bed.
So. Two hoodies. Sewing motivated by me waking up at 4am on night/morning and thinking "if I don't make that fox hoody soon, there won't be enough fabric to make a bigger one - eeek!".
I finished the green one at the weekend (having waited 10 days for the zips to arrive from the UK - another great service from An Post!). It's made from one of Mr G's old sweatshirts, and is unlined. The second- foxy - one is still where you see it, hanging in the kitchen amongst Stashlet's nursery colouring output. The zip - the same length as the one I got for the green job - is too short, which I put down to stretchier fabric. I'll have to get a longer one, because I tried fitting fabric to zip and it looked terrible. Another trp to the shops in order then...
The foxy fabric (called Night Fox but I can't remember the designer) came from Die Nähfee on Etsy and the lining came from Land of Oh, another Etsy shop where I could easily spend a fortune. I'd never come across this type of jersey before - two layers knitted at the same time (rather like a knitted double gauze) and with a layer of wadding in between. You can just about see it in this photo here:
Both tops were cut from Kistchy Coo's Reversible Zip Hoodie pattern, size 4 years. I added an inch to the body and another to the sleeves, and now that Stashlet is wearing the green one, I see the sleeves could have been a bit longer still - that boy is growing! I also have it in my mind to make one in cord with a flannel lining, and possibly with a placket and buttons instead of or as well as, a zip...
 Oops! meant to link in with Randi's Show and Tell Tuesday!