..."November, please be kind", I meant, "please try not to suck". But it appears that it's too late for a clarification, as evidenced by the piles of sheets and blankets (affectionately known as vomit laundry) waiting their turn for a wash. Sewing? Yes, please. Then I'll get back to scrubbing down the house.
One of the projects that has completely won me over this autumn is The Hooded Scarf pattern from Jamie Christina. I've made four so far, all out of baby wale corduroy and all lined with Liberty Tana Lawn (with the above exception being Alexander Henry Lawn). I've interlined two of the hoods with flannel, for extra winter warmth, and the next one I make is going to be the drawstring version for a friend that does a lot of biking. They make smashing gifts. There is one small error in the pattern as it doesn't explain that you need to sew the outer and liner two scarf pieces together, to make the entire length of the scarf (if you buy it, you'll see exactly what I mean and you may not even notice. I didn't.). I wrote a little more about them, along with more links and pictures, last month on the Bolt blog.
This is my girl Claire, in very low light... but you get the idea.
*The Handmade Holiday Open House at Modern Domestic is tonight, as well. There will be food, prizes, previews of classes and discounts on both classes and sewing passes. Plus, there are a ton of cute kits and soft toys from Kata Golda to buy.