Unfortunately I don’t remember anything about the sewing process that was remarkably memorable. I made a size S, and added a waistband to lengthen it a bit since I have a longer torso. I also added a neckband because I find they look better than simply folding under the hem. I believe the fabric is “supplex.” It stretches in all sorts of directions and hasn’t pilled once despite my abuses at it outside and in the washer and dryer. The fabric is from a trip to New York I made in September 2014. Time passes quickly!
I also made the matching pair of pants, but what happened is that I made them straight from the pattern and they were much too tight around the thighs and waist, so I set them aside to turn them into leggings, where tightness is OK. However, I had family in town, and one of my aunts tried it on and instantly fell in love… so I decided that rather than fix them for me, just give them to her where they fit her perfectly. No pants for me, but a very happy aunt in pants. Win win situation, don’t you think?
The socks! I love these socks because they fit over other socks – perfect for when I need to wear 3 socks at a cold campsite at night. These socks were an unintentional project. I was browsing the Salvation Army last year and found this yarn. Only 1 skein of Schoeller+Stahl Fortissima Colori Socka Color. The pattern used is Gusset Heel Basic Socks from the book Socks from the Toe Up by Wendy D. Johnson.
My socks came up too short, and I ended up purchasing some yellow sock yarn (Brown Sheep Wildfoote Luxury Sock in Lightening Lemon) to finish the cuffs. And then I had lots of leftover yellow yarn… the cycle never ends does it?
The climbing area we picked was the Sunday Matinee Wall.
Alabama Hills is most famous for all the movies that have been filmed here – mainly old westerns, but it’s also where the Whitney Portal starts for those who wish to summit Mt. Whitney, the tallest mountain in the lower 48 states. For me, I was just excited to discover a new place to climb.
But before that, this! This sleeping bag blanket cape garment thing. It isn’t mine,but I had to try it on. Essentially a sleeping blanket with buttons to converts to a cape with a hood. I decided it is a must for me in the future, and is on my “to sew” list. I have quite the long queue, but my friend was so warm and comfortable with this on that I decided I needed this for future car camping trips.
For day two, The Ghosts was picked as our climbing area.
For those not climbing, we are snacking and drinking…! My contribution to the camp potluck was Pierre Hermé’s Viennese Chocolate Sables.