I’m so excited! I finished up a project that was (mentally) in the works for over two years! Of course, in actuality it was only in progress for about 4 days, but it was weighing on me.
A few years ago I noticed that one of my friends who often wears an apron, spent most of her time in a well-loved, but bit tattered, apron. Since then I have been wanting to make her an apron for her birthday, that unfortunately and inconveniently falls two days after xmas. Well, I finally did and can’t wait to pass it on to her next week when we meet up for our weekly handwork hour (knitting, quilting, what-have-you). She doesn’t read this blog (as far as I know) so I’m safe to post pics here.
You’ll remember I just postedI was working on this apron (from an illustrated japanese pattern) that I found through tipnut.com. I liked how this pattern turned out, but would probably make the pockets a little more generous in the future, as I personally like to shove dishtowels in there. It has a nice full-coverage style and I made the ties longer so it could wrap around and tie in front for easy on and off.
I was able to use fabric sourced from my favorite store that re-sells donations from other peoples stashes to benefit a local senior center. I found enough matching yardage to line this apron, and then added some yo-yo accents. The yo-yo’s were also fun, and something I’ve been wanting to try for a couple years, but just needed an hour or so to do. I only had the smallest yo-yo maker, and although you can of course make these with out the little maker, they are so much easier that way. I splurged today and bought the medium size so I can embellish some other projects (I’m thinking a green plain cardigan I have, and maybe my next bag I make).