So I finished my very first knitting project! Wrist warmers with cables!
I paired them with a nice pink t-shirt and I'm really loving the color combo!
The pattern I used was from Vampire Knits by Genevieve Miller. There's also a matching neck warmer but I haven't gotten that far.
They were pretty simple to knit up once I got the hang of the cable directions. The second one, however, ended up mysteriously larger than the other.....
I've also had a bit of an upset with my circle skirt embellishment for the sew along. The tutorial I used was for a skirt with a flat hem that was gathered at the top. I didn't think about how that would work with a circle skirt which has a round hem.
After freaking out a bit, I settled on embroidery and was inspired by the beautiful atomic designs from the 1950s. Here are some of my sketches of what I've been thinking about doing.
I was inspired by this fabric I stumbled upon at JoAnn's last night.
I am a bit nervous about this skirt being an orphan if I do go this route. I may go a bit simpler and do just little white "stars" like the ones on the fabric. It would go with a lot more things. I need to hem the skirt first anyways so I have some time to think about it.
I'm also a chemist so I love the idea of little embroidered atoms too.
Do you have a favorite atomic pattern? Any thoughts about how I could embellish this skirt?