Last fall, we both bought DAS Keyboard Ultimate keyboards with Cherry MX Blue switches. While Fred seems to be a fairly light typist, I can make a lot of noise … Continue reading Using dampeners to quiet down my mechanical keyboard
Based in Stockholm, Sweden, Hannah has wholeheartedly embraced the Nordic knitting tradition. Even as her yarn stash threatened to take over their small apartment, Hannah decided to start sewing. Her partner is very tolerant of her fiber-related addictions but does not like pins or needles. Previously a Microsoft SharePoint consultant, Hannah now works as a WooCommerce Happiness Engineer on the payments team at Automattic.
Ever since I saw this keyboard on Lifehacker many years ago, I wanted it. There was something about having blank keys that appealed to me as a typist – after … Continue reading Introducing my keyboard, the DAS Keyboard Ultimate
Every Sunday morning, we drive over to Barkaby to do our weekly grocery shopping. Fred has started a playlist for this drive (we’re huge Spotify listeners) and he’s nice enough … Continue reading The Sound of Silence: a song with oomph
I found this on Facebook, no credit given. What a neat insight into how stitches are formed!
Last fall (as in, October 2014), I became fascinated with the idea of a cape. It might be because of my complete failure to sew up a proper coat – … Continue reading The Great Cape Adventure
When I first moved in, we discussed (argued?) for months about what kind of pillows we wanted on the couch. I wanted pillows, I think Fred might have been ambivalent. … Continue reading In which Hannah decides to sew pillow cases
I love toe-up socks, but I have trouble getting the final join in the bind-off to look good. I usually just end up taking the yarn up and over and … Continue reading Tip for binding off in the round
I loved both of these patterns so much that I had to make more!
This project seems like it was doomed to failure from the beginning. How did I ever miss the signs? But yet – there is definitely a happy ending!
While learning how to do a skill (picking up stitches for the button band for my black Hyss?) I found a new way of purling Continental style! I can’t find … Continue reading A different approach for Continental purling
Wow…it seems so odd to be planning for a fall wardrobe. It feels so odd to be planning a wardrobe at all! Normally I just browsed stores and when I … Continue reading Fall/winter 2015 wardrobe plans
I got my Brother 1034D overlocker/serger back in the spring and I’ve been having a blast with it. What an awesome tool! One of the things that I’ve spent the … Continue reading Threading the Brother 1034D overlock/serger