6.25.2013

A New Top and Some Geoducks. A Match Made In Heaven.


One of the best parts about having a blog is being in touch with other folks who share your passion because there is often so much you can learn from them.  Like the time that I was whining about not being able to find cool knits and Aleah pointed me towards GirlCharlee.  I'm not quite sure whether I should say "thank you" or "damn you" because I'm kind of hooked now.


After months of oogling their knits I finally got around to placing an order and was very happy with my purchases (well, except for one fabric which was different than I thought it was going to be...but such is life when you order fabrics online).  This was one of the fabrics that I was most excited about when I saw it online and it didn't disappoint in-person (I don't see it on the site anymore so it's possible that it's all sold out...boo!).  I chose to use my self-drafted tee pattern to make a top, only this time I added a little bit of length to the shirt and to the sleeves because I knew that I was going to hem them rather than keeping them raw like I did on my first version of the shirt.


Speaking of hemming, I finally got around to using the twin needle that I purchased over three years ago (!) and it is a total game-changer.  I am loving how my hems look now (and I'm a bit embarrassed at how they looked in the past).  All in all, I'm kind of in love with this crazy pattern tee.


So much so that I took it for a little spin this weekend when we took the ferry over to Poulsbo to go geoducking.





See Ben all covered in mud?  No thank you!  Call me prissy if you must, but there was no way that I was getting my new shirt all grimy and nasty!  Plus, I kind of think geoducks are disgusting.


And this is just a warning that the tide coming in is no joke.  Look what happens when you underestimate the amount of time that you need to dig that little sucker out!

11 comments:

  1. i love the top!! that print is so great!! and girl charlee... on my list for the next time i buy knits. i'm glad you had a good experience. and geoducking?! i did NOT know this before! how completely wild!

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  2. I love your top! I almost bought that knit from girl charlee, didn't and then it was gone.

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  3. Love the top - such great fabric - can see why you didn't want to get it dirty
    Btw - what is a geoduck? Off to google.....

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  4. Love the top!!! Teehee, geoducks. So gross.

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  5. Super cute top! I need some of this Girl Charlee action (dangit, I'm on a fabric fast right now!). Eeeeeeew, geoducks, eeeewwwwwwwwwwww.

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  6. Still haven't tried the twin needles but I want to :) I saw those geoducks on Dirty Jobs. Funny little (large) creatures

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  7. Heh, I guess I should say I'm sorry? I just had to share the terrible burden ;) I've managed to avoid temptation for a while now, but all their new chevron prints are calling my name!
    I love your top too - I tend toward stripes more than florals, but this makes me think I should expand my horizons!

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  8. Hmm, the geoduck, do I recall some nasty-looking soup you made a while back? The photo of the one in Ben's hand is... well, yeah. Love your top, but i think I might love your husband's overalls more :D

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  9. Love the top. And a new place to shop for knits...awesome.

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  10. Well, that just looks like a rather revolting outing lol The tee looks great though :oD

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  11. i love this top! every time i catch up on your blog i get all revved up and want to make all the clothes! don't worry, it will pass. ;) xoxoxo

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