I’ll have to come up with a better title if this is going to become a regular feature, but I always think it’s fun to see what people are working on so I may as well include some of my own projects.  No real sewing projects yet, but once I figure out where the heck the fabric store is (somehow “you go down to Kizilay where the pedestrian bridge is, and on the left side of Ataturk Blvd there’s this pasaji and there are fabric stores there” doesn’t inspire confidence in me that I could actually find it) that will change.  I want to make curtains for Stephen’s room and ours, and even try to make some of his summer clothes.  I figure little knit shorts with an elastic waist probably aren’t THAT hard, right?  T-shirts kind of scare me, but maybe someday I’ll work my way up to that.

For now, the projects are all knitting.  I’m working on a pair of longies for Stephen, out of a heathered blue wool yarn that I’m hoping will make them look sort of like jeans.  Only knitted.  And out of wool.  And with no zipper or pockets.  But whatever.  These pants are my first attempt at Magic Looping both legs at the same time (hence the two balls of yarn in the picture).  So far it’s going okay…I’m not sure if I like it better than just using a small circular needle yet, but I do prefer it to using double-pointed needles for sure.  Since I’m usually too forgetful to count the number of rows for the first legs while I’m doing it or keep track of how many I’ve knitted on the second leg, I’m hoping this method will increase my chances of ending up with two legs the same length if nothing else.

My other project is a pair of socks for me.  I usually hate doing anything on small needles, but I’m kind of enjoying these.  I’m using a self-striping yarn, which is fun because I get to knit with different colors without having to weave in a thousand ends from changing yarns every three or four rows.  After the intarsia baby blanket debacle I’m still not ready to do something that will entail weaving in a lot of ends.  I’m also Magic Looping these (sensing a trend?).  This is the second time I’ve started these particular socks…last time I got about this far on them before Stephen found them lying carelessly on the couch (I had forgotten he could now pull up on the couch…) and pulled out all of the double-pointed needles I was using and unraveled part of the knitting.  He thought it was great fun.  I, on the other hand, was less than thrilled.  This time around I’m protecting them a bit better.

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