I set up my serger right next to my sewing machine and that led to thinking about sewing new clothes.
I have the same problem as lots of knitters. I fall in love with yarn, make it into something and then find I have nothing to wear with it.
And I have a load of knit fabrics, thanks to Kay Sorensen, who graciously unloaded her stash of interlock to me, about 5 or 6 years ago. It all came together yesterday in a flurry of cutting and sewing then matching up already made knits with new tees, and then finding the yarn to go with fabric to be sewn.
I always fall for Merino, like this Crystal Palace Merino 5, and I have more in solid cream, which matches this cream colored tee perfectly. But I already started in on the peachy tee's scarf using Malabrigo Rios, merino and silk. Only one skein of that but it will joined by Mini Mochi merino. The peachy color isn't my best shade, but I love it and the scarf will bridge the gap to make it work with my coloring.
This is the pattern I used, which is out of print but it is amazing what you can find on Ebay these days. Looking for this one online led me there, and bargains are rife. Of course you can make most of Stretch and Sew patterns from wovens, rather than knits, but I am sewing knits from this one.
Available on ebay here
I made this rosy top about 15 years ago, time flies, and I already have the perfect scarf for it. The tomato colored scarf now has a match, just right for warmer days.
Here's a fakey smile on my face, and the lumpy 'before' picture. Check back in 6 months for the 'after'.
I already regret posting this. Oy.