So at a fleamarket I bought 11 shirts second hand for about 20 Euro. Not bad. They all fit torsowise but the sleeves are way to long. So I started shorting sleeves on some of them, since E & M just don't like fold over sleeves. Geesh. Life would be so much easier.
I even spend 2 precious sewing hours at my sewing group trying to get my coverlock to cooperate. I had envisioned shortening all of the 11 shirts in the 2 hours, but I came home with 3 kind of shortened shirts. The yarn kept breaking and there were ugly holes and I had to rip out all of the coverseams and I was really annoyed as you might guess.
On the way home it dawned on me, that changing the needles might be the solution. So at home, I threw away the old needles, installed new ones and baaaam, the coverlock works just fine again.
So 3 shirts done. I needed a break after that and wipped out a very simple raglan shirt from an 2011 issue of ottobre for the twins out of fabric a fellow knitter gave me (it was already cut out in a bigger size. I guess her daughter outgrew the pink phase before my friend could finish the shirt).
There's also a new knitting project on my needles.
Stutzen by Amanda Scheuzger
Yarn: Dye for yarn, Merino-silk-fingering. To dye for :)