Ok, sneaking this in because I can't face the shame of not having at least one teeny tiny post this month: here is another version of ye olde trusty Hemlock, already much used by me and so very many others. I've already waxed amorous about this pattern, so really, all there is to say about this top is maybe a few things about my mods and the fabric. Look closely now...closer, dammit!
Why, is that a high-low split hem? How annoyingly on-trend and not innovative at all! Still, I have to admit that I felt pretty clever making that change, and have since really loved this shirt to death. I do like the look, and it's pretty subtle overall, although the one thing they never tell about a split hem is that it can create that dreaded bell shape in a top (bell shape...ugh!).
As for the fabric, I ordered it forever ago with a bunch of other stuff from Girl Charlee, and it was definitely a bit of an impulse buy. I liked the slightly tweedy look of the gray stripe, but when it arrived, I was more excited about the other fabrics than this weird terry knit stuff. I was basically like "I guess I can make it into a muscle tee or something, lol", and left it to languish on the back of my stash shelf. Then I saw some picture somewhere on the internet that was basically a high end version of Hemlock in a very similar fabric, so my scrappy self got to work. And I love it! Sooooooo comfortable...and easy...and cheap...like me :)
Anyways, I'm hoping to be a better blogger, but work has kicked my ass a little these past few weeks/months, leaving me tired and cross-eyed in the evenings (in a good way, really). See, the teachers union in BC was on strike from the end of June until three weeks into September, which was both frustrating and terrifying by turns. I didn't mention it on here because it didn't really seem like the appropriate space to go into the politics of my job, but suffice to say it was an incredibly stressful time for me (as well as for students, their families, and my fellow teachers). I am so glad and relieved that it is now over, but it meant that the back-to-school chaos that we usually walk into at the beginning of September was even more intense, what with the first three weeks of the school year lopped off. This isn't a complaint, just a bit of FYI and an explanation as to why I've been a little AWOL :)
So there you are...hopefully I'll be posting again soon. I've still got a backlog of summer projects to get through, plus some new ones on the way! Fall knitting and sewing is always my favourite, so I'll be sharing some more soon...