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!!


  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

  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!

  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...

  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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