Today, I had a baby sitter for a few hours. After FOREVER, my first socks are done! Marly Bird had a great KAL, My First Socks. She had both written pattern and video tutorials for a pair of worsted weight socks. All I can say is thank goodness these were worsted weight or I may … Continue reading My First Socks-Complete!
It is finally done! In January I cast on what I was calling my Hagrid's Home Blanket. Called that due to the colors. I found Caron Sprinkle Cakes (color Pecan Fudge) at Michaels on sale for $3.00/skein so I purchased 5 skeins to make a nice weight afghan. This has been my "while I watch … Continue reading Hagrid’s Home Blanket
When Marly Bird started her Spring KAL (My First Socks), I saw a few people on FB using Red Heart Yarns Faux Fair Isle yarn. I had already purchased the yarn I wanted to use, however I found the yarn on sale and with a coupon I purchased two skeins for $2.50. So, I needed … Continue reading Faux Fair Isle
I love, and I mean LOVE, my Simplicity 8022 pajama pants. (Seen here , here and here) I have pairs made out of flannel and cotton. I have gotten more than my moneys worth out of this pattern (although, I paid on $.99 for it). I really needed some summer pajama bottoms. I tried a Butterick … Continue reading Summer Sewing
I have been wanting to make garments for a while. My stumbling block has been fabric. I haven't wanted to spend a lot of money on fabric to make something that might go well, might go bad, might be wearable, might not be wearable...you get the idea. Recently Stefanie at Stefanie Crafts with Wool Paper … Continue reading Cleo Skirt
I really....really want to start making Joji Locatelli's The Easy Bulky One. I purchased the pattern and yarn for this a while ago. However, I am trying to be good and finish some WIPS before I start a new project (or else these WIPS will stay WIPS forever). First up, my Hagrid's Home Blanket. I was … Continue reading WIPS
I love magazines. Knitting, crochet, sewing, cooking, running and pop culture. I have this grand idea that I will cook recipes, knit items and sew fun things from patterns in the magazines. However, I rarely do it. I tried to change that this week. I chose a simple coaster pattern from Simply Sewing (I love … Continue reading Silver Linings