It’s been a season of very slow making around these parts. And while I’d be lying if I said I haven’t at times felt frustrated that projects and plans I thought would be long accomplished still remain in various stages of undone-ness, it has meant I’ve started being really intentional in choosing projects to spend limited time and energy on. And I think that has to be a good thing!Continue reading “Sewing Journal 6: All Well Cardigan Coat”
Tag: handmade wardrobe
Make Socks / Mend Socks, 2022
I realize it’s a bit late to be sharing plans for the “new year”, but there’s still a few days left in January, so I’ll squeeze these in under the wire.Continue reading “Make Socks / Mend Socks, 2022”
Finished Object: Unite Sweater
Hello hello! Is this thing on? I’ve finished something, and I love it so much that I’ve come to tell you about it! Here’s my not-quite-but-nearly fresh off the needles Unite Sweater, a textured, cabled dream of a happy yellow sweater!Continue reading “Finished Object: Unite Sweater”
Sewing Journal 3: Persepone Pants
Hello, hello! Coming to you today with my most recent finished sewing project: The Persephone Pants by Anna Allen.Continue reading “Sewing Journal 3: Persepone Pants”
Casting Off and Looking Back
There’s a lot to be said for the idea that January 1 is just another day. Too many resolutions can mean unnecessary pressure … and who needs that, especially coming off the back of 2020? That being said, I have definitely felt a different energy the past couple of days that’s manifested in a few ways … doing some reorganizing, tentatively talking about repainting some walls, baking cakes for no reason and, most importantly, thinking about and prioritizing crafting projects for the year. My head’s been full of plans for starting new projects and possible tricks for convincing myself to tackle long-unfinished ones. Maybe it’s the new year, maybe it’s the nice chunk of time off Mr. N and I have had, or maybe (most likely) it’s down to my nearly-fifteen-month-old tot finally (she whispers, hesitantly, hopefully) sleeping through the night. Whatever the reason, I’m embracing this momentum for as long as it sticks around, especially when it brings me something as cheery as my first cast off of 2021!
Sewing Journal 2: Striped Jersey Top
Today, I chat about the Gable Top, made using Guthrie & Ghani’s Sewing Society Kit.
Happy Tuesday! Today, I’ve got another little sewing journal to share with you (I promise, some knitting content will return soon). Fresh off the sewing machine, this is the Gable Top, made with a Guthrie & Ghani Sewing Society kit.Continue reading “Sewing Journal 2: Striped Jersey Top”
Finished Object: Northern Yarn St Catherines
Hi friends and happy … whatever day today is! I’m coming at you jetlagged from a mild, if slightly damp, Melbourne to tell you about my most recent finished object, St Catherines. I cast off, blocked, and photographed it a couple of weeks ago, but couldn’t find the time that this project deserved to write a nice, fulsome post. But now, even if I’m not quite officially done with work ahead of the holidays, things are definitely feeling relaxed, so I thought I’d take a bit of time this afternoon to tell you about this bold and generous a-bit-more-than-a-shrug, but not-quite-a-cardi that I’ve been working on during the last several months.
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On knitting socks too small … (Once Upon a Sock, December 2018)
Hi friends, and happy last first Thursday of the month for 2018! If you’re new around here, every first Thursday a group of us post about socks. Paula hosts a little link up over at Spin a Yarn so that people can join in any month that suits. I’ve not made much sock progress since last month, so I’ll quickly tell you what I’ve been up to and then talk a bit about handknit socks and fit, something I’ve been thinking about a lot.
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Finished Object: Lotta Dress
Hello hello friends!
Despite my best intentions (and a backlog of things to tell you about), I’m still struggling to write here as often as I’d like. I’m going to give some thought to why that is and try to come up with a plan … I do really value this space and having a chance to chat in the comments and don’t want to let it completely fall by the wayside.
Case in point … I finished my Lotta Dress at the end of October, got photos a few weeks ago, and am only today managing to share it with you!
Once Upon a Sock, November 2018 (+ Parkamoor Socks KAL news)
Hi friends and happy first day of November! It’s also the first Thursday of the month, which means it is time for some sock talk (and I have a little KAL news at the end of the post!).
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