I posted some days ago about almost buying a sewing machine. After that post, Valentina calls me and says No! Don’t! I have one I will sell you, cheap. So, it was a good excuse to see her for lunch, and get to Economy Candy for the latest Candy Swap, and I took her machine. It’s a very basic model – no fancy stitches built in like the one I almost bought. No automatic buttonholes. But, it’s a good way to learn and figure out if I really want to do this, and the price was right. Plus it’s as good as new.

sewing_machine2.jpg

My mother gave me some scrap fabric to practice on so sometime this weekend, I hope to start sewing.
In knitting news, still working on the second sleeve of Alice, but look, oh look what just arrived.

turquoise_shine.jpg

Think I’ll resist casting on for Cherry? Ha.
There’ll be no knitting tonight, Jenn and I are going to see one of my favorite bands, Rogue Wave, in Brooklyn tonight. Gotta get out of the house once in a while!

7 Responses to “New Toy Two”

Seeing as you need an excuse to see me, I can show you the basics. And I can burry you in fabric scraps, too. Say when.

Lucky You!

So jealous – I was hoping to catch the Wave at Maxwell’s tomorrow night, but the bastards sold out weeks ago. Have fun!

A simple machine will serve you well for learning. Me thinks that experienced sewers who need all the bells and whistles get sergers, anyway.

i hope you had an awesome time last night! wish i could have been there!!

i sewed for years on a machine that could only go either back or forth – it didn’t even have zig zag!!! :)

(but p.s. i disagree with colleen – no serging for me but my two new machines do have a ton of options… but we can talk about that more! wanna come visit?)

Hi, you don’t know me but I was going to buy a new fancy sewing machine too, but my friend said its not worth it! All you need are the basic stitches!! Ck out our site for sewing & knitting stuff (including patterns, sew-a-long,etc…..) good luck with the sewing.
Glenda
(MammyMadeIt!)
http://www.sxy-stylz.com/bb

I bought that Cherry pattern myself — very Jackie AND Claudia.

Good yarn choice….I swatched with Rowan Cotton Glace and thought it would be too stiff.