Category: Crafting

Fred’s monochrome sweater (Jón 91149 by Hulda Hákonardóttir)

Fred’s monochrome sweater (Jón 91149 by Hulda Hákonardóttir)

This sweater came into being the Sunday morning that I asked Fred, "If you would hypothetically like a sweater, what would you prefer?" I was at a stage where I enjoyed planning out projects, choosing the yarn, etc. Fred liked the sweater I had chosen and away I went! According to the Ravelry project page, … Continue reading Fred’s monochrome sweater (Jón 91149 by Hulda Hákonardóttir)

The Great Cape Adventure

The Great Cape Adventure

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 - I can sew, but getting stuff to fit my hips, bust and larger arms is a challenge. Enter a cape - this should be easy, … Continue reading The Great Cape Adventure

In which Hannah decides to sew pillow cases

In which Hannah decides to sew pillow cases

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. But these were too busy, those were too boring, these were too bright, those were... I don't even remember anymore. We finally ended up finding … Continue reading In which Hannah decides to sew pillow cases

A linen Rae and a turqouise Hyss – summery combo

A linen Rae and a turqouise Hyss – summery combo

I loved both of these patterns so much that I had to make more! One of my favorite skirts and one of my very first successful makes was my Sewaholic Rae linen skirt.  I wore that skirt all over the world. The biggest issue and the reason I couldn't wear it to the office is … Continue reading A linen Rae and a turqouise Hyss – summery combo

A different approach for Continental purling

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 the original video that describes the original technique, but I've found another example to share. The lady in the video wrapped the yarn around the … Continue reading A different approach for Continental purling