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!
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”
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.
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.
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!
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!).
Hi friends, and happy Friday!
I’ve been sitting on this finished object post for ages, waiting to have the time to sit down and properly write about what is probably one of my favorite ever finished garments, my Incunabula Cardigan, knit in very special Shear Delight Castlemilk Moorit/BFL DK.
Hi friends, and happy Wednesday! I realized it’s been ages since I talked here about what’ on my needles, so thought I’d put together a little Wednesday WIP round up, complete with some new project plans!
It’s really September, isn’t it? (True story: I originally titled this post “Once Upon A Sock, August 2018).
Anyway, hello again! It’s that time, the time of the month where we talk about socks.
I’m sat at my desk, with the sun streaming in (well it was this morning when I started this post), and all I want to do is … knit.