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
I’d been eyeing the Muse Jenna Cardi for a while, but really wasn’t sure if it would be flattering on me. I wasn’t too sure about the contrasting color versions … Continue reading Muse Jenna cardi: my new favorite sweater
I’d had my eye on this shrug pattern (Hyss) since last summer – I just ran out of time/interest to knit it. Then again, last summer I was still on the … Continue reading Hyss shrug: the black edition
For a while there, I was on a Hitchhiker shawlette kick. They were just so easy to make and looked so cool, especially with the interestingly dyed yarns. Fred asked … Continue reading Trillian scarf: subtle and sweet
Inspired by the Swedish love of long, flowy dresses in the summer as well as my beloved Rae linen skirt, I decided to give a really light viscose fabric a … Continue reading Rae skirt: the flowery viscose edition
It might be better to say that the raw materials for Fred’s new sweater have arrived. All sixteen balls of Icelandic wool in their monochromatic glory for the pattern “91149 … Continue reading Fred’s new sweater has arrived!