Yesterday Markus and I went to JoAnn Fabrics. I was on a mission to find a sewing pattern for a cute top. Here’s what I found. It’s pattern 3842 by Simplicity.
Then I searched for some cute fabric. This is a cotton fabric from the quilting section, since apparently that’s where they keep all the cottons, even if you’re not quilting with it. Is there a difference between quilting cotton vs. regular clothing cotton?
And isn’t there such a thing as denim thread for sewing jeans? I’m 100% sure my sewing teacher told us about it, and I’m positive I saw some in the thread aisle at a different fabric store. The JoAnn’s I went to yesterday didn’t carry any, and when I asked about it, they all seemed quite confounded. Seriously??
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Today after meeting with my knitting group, I took the bus over to the yarn store. I was on another mission to find yarn for a lacey scarf I’m planning to design and submit to a magazine I write about quite frequently on my blog. I ended up coming home with the same exact Alpaca with a Twist yarn I’m using for my Kate’s Cardigan, and it’s even the same color! Really, when I envisioned this scarf I was secretly thinking about ripping out my Kate’s Cardigan and reusing the yarn. Fortunately, before I ended up doing anything so drastic, I bought some more yarn. I should really finish that cardigan…
Then I found some orphan yarn for sale and it was enough yardage for another scarf. It’s really very pretty. It’s called Artesanal from Aslan Trends. It’s 40% cotton, 30% alpaca and a mysterious 30% polyamide. Markus tried to explain what polyamide is by pulling out one of his German chemistry books and showing me what the actual chemical drawing of a polyamide looks like. That didn’t help me at all. Can anyone explain what it is in knitters terms? I never took chemistry.