Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Me Made May and Retirement :(

I am taking part in the Me Made May - wearing a homemade garment every day for the full month.  This is all being organized by the lovely Zoe of Sozo - pop on over and sign up!


This will be quite a challenge for me as I only really got back into sewing last year, but we all need something to push us along! Here is my pledge:

'I, twotoast sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to a self-made garment every day for the month of May. These garments will be either sewn or knitted by me.'

I think that weekdays will mainly be sewn garments, and the weekends will involve a lot of handknitted socks.  Which leads me onto a sad moment.  I had to retire a pair of socks this weekend due to a hole in the heel of one of them.


So, a moment if you please . . . .

I actually dyed the yarn for these socks myself, knit them up two-at-a-time and entered them into the Western Showcase that highlights local crafts at the Calgary Stampede, in 2011.

 
They will be missed.  I know that I could darn the heel, but I have about 100 other pairs to wear so I think I will be good to go!

So how about you?  Are you taking part in Me Made May?  Go on, you know you want to!!

4 comments :

  1. I am not doing Me Made May although I mostly wear me made. It's not the wearing that's the problem - it's the photo taking.

    I hate having to retirement my handknit socks. It's a bit sad, isn't it? But those socks are quite the work of art. Nice job. g

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  2. I'd have to do way too much sewing for that lol! I've just started back to sewing cloths a few weeks ago for the sew your own wardrobe for a year challenge, have fun with your challenge!
    Helen

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  3. Your handmade socks are a work of art; and I would definitely darn them myself. They are worth it! I've never thrown away a pair of mine, and never will :) Looking forward to seeing you in MMM13...

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  4. Just came across your blog, and wanted to let you know that your sewing is very inspirational...thanks! Love your sorbettos and coordinated outfits

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