And we went by train.
|Amtrak train 1131 pulling into the station|
It's about a 22 hour trip from San Jose, CA to Tacoma, WA and we enjoyed every minute. Besides the gorgeous scenery passing by out our window, we got in some quality knitting time.
|The Steel Bridge in Portland. I love Portland. We had time on the way up to walk about a bit and grab a coffee.|
|Most creative vest|
|Here we are in the thick of it!|
As a Stashbusting Sewalong participant, I tried to keep my credit card in my wallet. But I failed.
|Stretch elastics for lingerie making|
|Marking tools, new shears, a measuring tape and a nice jacket pattern|
Jalie jeans pattern I've been itching to try and the other will be another pair of BurdaStyle 10-2013-127. The berry piece is rainwear - I want to make a Minoru for wet days. That's if we ever have another wet day here on the Central Coast. Our drought is becoming the new normal.
The two pieces on the right are slated for shirts: the dotted green is a cotton gauze and the black is polyester with a nice, heavy drape. Maybe an Archer?
The roll up top is a light weight wool. I think I have enough for the McCall's 6709 pictured up above.
Here's the group I should feel guilty about. Knits. I have a whole shelf of knits in the fabric closet. But this is a bundle of coordinating fabrics from Marcy Tilton's booth. I've been wanting to try some pattern/print mixing, and using a pre-picked palette will be a good entree for a nervous Nellie.
One of the good things about the train is you can bring a honking big suitcase!