Yesterday, it was my birthday! I meant to post, but I was too busy out enjoying the day :)
I woke up and opened some awesome gifts, including three knitting books that I am excited to use.
The book on the left is the one that has a project I already bought yarn for at Rhinebeck. It was, appropriately, given to me by my friend C, who was at Rhinebeck with me.
I arrived at school and the children had made me a lot of cards. It was really sweet.
After school, David and I went out for Ethiopian food, which I love and don't get to have very often. And then we had some cake that another teacher had baked for me. See? Awesome day.
In my last post, I had pictures of my knit dress, and here's a picture of the shirt that I wore underneath it. It's my first knit shirt to sew, and after all my experience with sewn knit dresses, it was super quick.
The pattern is Jalie Sweetheart Top. This was my first time using a Jalie pattern. The pattern pieces were a little dizzying-- they sized from a little girl up to sizes a lot larger than me. I got through that by highlighting the line I needed to cut, and cutting out the entire piece alone before I cut the fabric. (I usually cut them together.) I love the shirt, and I expect I'll sew a lot more like this one soon.