Summer is over, for me anyway. I go back to school tonight. I hate night classes. Yuck. I’m starting my Classical Pastries and European Desserts class and we’ll be making plain and chocolate sponge cakes that we will use to make a Chestnut Puzzle Cake. In fact, looking through my syllabus, I can see that we’ll be baking lots of cakes and tartes the next few weeks. Yum.
I’m not really ready to go back to school yet, I had so many things I wanted to do this summer that I just didn’t do. And then the last month just flew by. I did do a few things, cleaned up my room, went swimming a few times (it was too hot to swim this summer), read the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series, and spent a lot of time procrastinating and not doing anything. I can’t complain, really, I just wish I had got more done.
I did knit another Orthogonal (the Leethal mystery knit). I’m still not sure how much I like it but it’s almost done, just some finishing left to do, so I’ll give it away or something. I don’t know.
And then a few days ago I started this crocheted ripple clutch, or it will be a clutch when I’m done. I’m using my scraps from Orthogonal and I only have an inch or so to go on it. I have some mustard yellow fabric that I’ll use to line it and close it with a magnetic snap. Shouldn’t be too hard to do.
I also took a couple of old shirts that I have that are too big and tailored them to fit. I forgot to get any before pictures, but I’ll try to do a bigger post on them next week. I’ve never altered a shirt before and couldn’t find much about how to do it online so I’ll try to write up some pointers. It really wasn’t hard once I figured out what to do but I did a lot of pinning and basting before I sewed. They fit really good now. I’ll try to get that next week.