"Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning." Psalm 30:5

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Sewing/Knitting and "The Rocketeer"

If you are not a sewer or knitter, you probably want to exit now:):)  First up, The Rocketeer!!!  Leigh Anne and I recovered their dining room chairs last Saturday and then decided we would make covers for the chair backs.   She got out the sewing machine her Granny Brown had given her before they moved to Pittsburgh.  We wanted to see if we could get it to work for this home-dec project.  I knew she had the machine and even helped move it around but I had never really looked at it.  Whoa, it is a much coveted Singer 500A Rocketeer!!!   We cleaned and oiled it really well, put in a new needle, etc. and it has the most gorgeous straight stitch.  This mother-in-law is just a little jealous and knows where that machine can be stored if the need ever arises.  After all, they are moving to a small apartment in NYC:):)   When I see the smile on her face when she is using it, I think I am out of luck!!!

Tonight was my second knitting class.  We learned casting on, ribbing and the seed stitch.  Now it is time to start a "real" project.  Something easy for this novice!!  The teacher, Ellen, suggested we do scarves using all the stitches we learned so that is the plan.  I'll go next Tuesday morning to get started.  Here's a pic of my "practice piece":)


becki-c said...

That machine looks fabulous! I am so glad that you are able to get in some sewing, but now you must show us the 'new' chairs.

Donna said...

Great job with that knitting practice piece! Some of that stuff I didn't learn right away, so you are getting a great start! Can't wait to see how your scarf progresses!

Robyn said...

Sweeeeet machine! What's the first knitting project going to be?

Peggy Brown said...

Mark's mom...Granny, will be so thrilled about this...she does not get e-mail so I will have her over to see Leigh's smile and read the article!