Yesterday was a sunny, lazy day and it called for a new sock. I pulled out my Two Sisters self-striping and cast on a Rose City Roller. I’m thinking that if I make one pair of Rollers, I’ll have enough left for a pair of full-size socks with contrasting heels/cuffs/toes. And having the shortie socks knit up first will help me pick the contrasting color. Plus I will actually be able to wear the short socks now, unlike the full socks which would be set aside for fall.
I love this yarn so much. I would wear a sweater in this yarn. I just don’t know how well it works to make a sweater in self-striping sock yarn!
I also spent some time with my sewing machine yesterday. In all my mask-making recently, I hadn’t made any for myself or my family. And with so much uncertainty around the virus and when we’ll go out in the world again and what restrictions will be required when we do, I thought it would be best to be prepared.
They are all reversible with the same fabrics but I used different ties for each one so we’d know whose is whose. They’re also not perfect but it was still fun and satisfying, even if my eyes were so tired by the time I was done. I don’t think sewing will ever be my favorite craft, but I am tempted to try to make something fun, like a small project bag. What’s your favorite simple pattern for beginner sewing?
Great info on the masks since it is next to impossible to buy them anywhere.
I have had the Rose City Rollers pattern in my library for about 2 years. I think they will be the next pair I cast on. Your masks look great, and suitable for men and women.
I really do love the pattern; it’s so simple and quick. And thanks. The guys in my house aren’t super thrilled about masks, but at least they’re not pink or purple! 😉
I have gotten some great bag sewing patterns from Swoon, here: https://swoonpatterns.com Some of them are paid patterns, and some of them are free. I have made the Laney Hobo, the Ramona Mini Hipster, and the Della Wallet Clutch. I intend to make more of them, just haven’t gotten to it yet.
I love the sock! The yarn is happy yarn. 🙂 I think I might need to make a pair of Rose City Rollers for my mom. I’m not a huge fan of shortie socks, but she is.
Thank you! I looked at it and that Hobo might be just the ticket for my first bag-sewing project! I just need to find some fabric. (This could become a problem, I can tell!)
The Hobo was the first one of theirs that I made, and it was a really good beginner project! I hope you have fun with it if you decide to make it. 🙂
Your masks look great. Aren’t they pretty simple? My favorite simple sewing is a tote bag with gussets.
They’re so simple! Gussets sound tricky but I’ll check it out!
I love your Rose City Rollers. That yarn is just so happy.
Your socks and masks look great! That is beautiful yarn 🙂
Isn’t it gorgeous??
Great job on the masks. I tried making some several weeks ago and gave up because the pattern was trickier. I have enough elastic now though to make an easier one without bias tape.