The sewing world doesn’t have a Ravelry equivalent. Patterns are spread across the Big 4 and the hundreds of indie pattern designers – last week, I was trying to find a specific pants pattern I’d seen a while back and finally gave up.
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)
I wanted a nice, thick pair of raggsockor so I knit myself a pair. And then I cast on another pair, yet another and finally one more. I'd waited a week or so to write this post, just to see if the rush was over, but I'm eyeing that grey-marled yarn for another pair... these … Continue reading The Great Sock Rush of 2016
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 - 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
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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFY4R9N16hY 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 under around and... well, basically trying to make it look even. It turns out that there is a much easier way! Check out KnitFreedom's … Continue reading Tip for binding off in the round
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
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! I liked Cake Patterns - I made a ton of Espresso Leggings last year. I needed help with understanding how to handle some wrinkles and the seller … Continue reading Cake Patterns: Pavlova skirt
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