We are in the dead of winter here in Wisconsin, but I decided to jump ahead to summer sewing and knitting. This way there's no pressure to hurry up and finish. My latest project is a swimsuit cover-up/caftan-type dress from an old Burda pattern I've had for like 15 years. My aunt had a dress … Continue reading Summer sewing begins!
I bought six skeins of Tosh Chunky in a frenzy during the huge sale this fall (40 percent off!), then realized it was no way enough yardage for the Fireside Pullover I'd planned. (That's what happens when I do math under pressure.) Further complicating things, the yarn is definitely not chunky -- I got 4 … Continue reading Ursa in Tosh not-so-chunky
"Knit on with confidence and hope through all crises." -- Elizabeth Zimmerman The words of that great lady ring true for me these past few months. When you're down in the pit, knitting is one of the few activities that appeals. I don't know the context here -- she's probably talking about the crises of … Continue reading Knit on
I never want to sew with anything but gorgeous Japanese rayon again! This blouse was my favorite thing to wear all summer, largely because of this luscious fabric. I oggled this water-colored Nani Iro for months online, then finally splurged on 1 meter for $17 from Miss Matatabi. (I would have bought even more, but … Continue reading Nani Iro bliss
Here I am before work in Munich, pausing in the English Garden. I used the timer on my phone camera to get a few pics of my latest finished object: this sundress from the (free) Peppermint Magazine pdf pattern. I started it last spring, got sidetracked by fitting issues, and finally finished it this June … Continue reading Summer sundress
When the weather warms I switch mostly from knitting to sewing. Except lately I've been daydreaming more about sewing than actually doing it. It's been a lot of internet-surfing and pattern-queuing. The Love to Sew podcast ladies recently did an episode about how to get your "sew-jo" back; I haven't listened to it yet but … Continue reading Revving up the Sew-jo
North Shore! I've wanted to knit this since before I even knew how to knit. And after a string of clunkers, it's finally the sweater that turned out how I wanted. This was my third time knitting a Tin Can Knits pattern, and I just have to say that these ladies do not disappoint. Their … Continue reading Tin Can Knits’ North Shore