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
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