My life is not just cooking…
It was now time to tackle the atara/ neckband for Isabel's tallit.
I went back to look at my sketch.
I had forgotten that I had planned to make an atara with the priestly breastplate in the center.
So I had to get to work creating it.
Last week one of the local thrift stores was selling a roll of Joe Fresh gold knit fabric. It was a really really shiny bathing suit knit. If I wanted to star in a 1980’s aerobics video I would make myself work out clothing out of this knit. It was a silly amount of fabric for a silly price. I had made myself a slip out of some of it.
I realized that it would be perfect for the breastplate for Isabel, the girl who loves bling.
I cut a rectangle of fusible fleece, and drew the stitching lines on the fleece with a marker. I backed the fleece with the shiny fabric and stitched.
I then added twelve different shiny bits as the jewels.
I then tidied up the little breastplate.
I painted the text on either side of the center and decided to paint a frame for the breastplate onto the silk. I used painter's tape to mark the area to be painted.
I think this will look great when it is all put together.
My friend's daughter is expecting a baby. This is a huge, huge deal.
I decided to knit a blanket for the baby. I have fallen in love with knitting on giant needles. It’s the way that those of us with short knitting attention spans can knit things like garments or baby blankets.
I used four fat yarns at a time and switched out colors whenever I felt like it. the yarns are all acrylic so the blanket can be washed whenever it gets dirty. Given that the blanket is going to a baby, that means that this blanket will get dirty often.
I love the colors. hope the baby does too.