I started working on a new shirt pattern a few weeks ago...V8759. It's similar to the dress shirts I've been making for Robert, using V8889, only it's got a regular front placket, instead of the covered placket (also called a fly front) that V8889 calls for. [Side note: anytime Robert wears the green chambray version of V8889 … Continue reading Strike Up the Band (Collar)
I've had Butterick 5951 in my "Ooo! I want this!" pattern pile for a little while now. Last weekend, I finally pulled it out of the envelope, pulled some fabric out of my stash, and got to work. I cut the bodice of View A and the skirt of View C and have been sewing … Continue reading Sometimes, You Fail
That reference doesn't really make much sense at all, but I needed a title for this post, and sometimes they just don't come, and you end up with a stinker like that. Oh well. A while back (much more than a year ::wince::), I helped my friend David move all of his grandmother's things out … Continue reading And they call the wind Bernina
The To-Do List, that is. The list now looks like this: Robert's green chambray V8889 - FINISHED Oakley slouch hat (crochet) in "Mermaid Musings" colorway, from A Treehugger's Wife Yarn - halfway finished Lizard shawl (crochet) - finishing tonight Caterpillar Mitts (knitting)- FINISHED Nessie (crochet) - FINISHED Lost Souls shawl (crochet) - this would have been done long ago, but … Continue reading Updates on the ‘Do
With the recent addition of my new (albeit fledgling) skills in knitting, I have encountered a problem. Well, to be fair, the problem was there before. Throwing knitting into the mix just exacerbated the problem. What problem is that, you ask? Backlog. WIP/UFO backlog, to be exact. ("Work in Progress" and "Unfinished Objects" for those … Continue reading What to do, what to do?
I've been working through some of my handspun yarn (the skeins that haven't already set aside for presents). The last remnant of one of my first-ever skeins (kingfisher blue and gold) was my first choice...mainly because I wanted to finally use it up. I worked up a pair of mittens, making the pattern up as … Continue reading North Dakota Winds
[There are pictures of a man in underwear in this entry. Nothing revealing, but I figured I would warn you. And thank Robert for being kind and comfortable enough with me taking and posting a picture of him in his new underwear.] I have been sewing for a good long portion of my life. For … Continue reading Knit Wits (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Sewing with Knits)