First of all, I would like to thank you all for your lovely comments last Sunday - I really appreciated them, but have been so stowed under the last week or so I had no time to reply individually - as you know, usually I do. Thank you all for your well wishes with my study..
Which sort of intersects with this post. I have found the first two weeks particularly heavy going - this is always the case after a break from study. I have to work really hard at Statistics, and usually decide about day 1, that I will withdraw. Then I take a deep breath and say to myself, head down and get on with it.
Then there is the Research Ethics - we have a residential school in April, so there is going to be quite a lot of work to do.
So, I have reverted to student ways - t-shirts and pants. I decided I needed to spruce these up a bit, so I did a little bit of sewing every day and came up with three little scarves. Total time about one hour, done in small bouts.
The first is a little infinity scarf made out of polycotton. I thought it would be too stiff, but it actually makes a nice casual cowl. And if I am looking tired and washed out, it is because I am :)
The second little cowl is made out of of a viscose knit (which I found as a very cheap remnant piece of 35 cms) with lots of stretch and drape. I thought it would add a flash of colour, which I crave at the moment but don't have time to remedy other than this way. I made this little infinity just a bit shorter than the black and white scarf.
And the third scarf is made using the leftovers of the viscose knit - it's a sort of multi twisted infinity. I liked this chunkier twisted look - it looks better in real life, but the picture gives some idea.
And then I can think about making some tops in a more flattering colour than black - then I might look a little more alive again (even if I don't feel like it :)).
I do hope your sewing week gave you lots of satisfaction,