I would love to say the third time is the charm...but it wasn't. I am determined to find the right fit for me with the Cleo Skirt. I realize it is meant to be a full skirt (lots of pleats, etc), but I can't get the sizing right. My first Cleo was done strictly by … Continue reading Cleo #3
Two items on my Year Of Projects list are to make a new work tote and complete my stitch sampler wrap. This week I worked on both. First, my tote bag. A few weeks ago I saw a YouTube video by Midnight Quilt Show about using stash fabric to create a tote. Turns out, the … Continue reading Works In Progress
For the past two years I have really loved participating in the Ravelry group Year of Projects. It is a great way to motivate yourself to finish projects, try something new or difficult and gather inspiration from others posts. I have put things such as "learn to knit socks", "take a sewing class", "refurbish a … Continue reading Year of Projects 2018-2019
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