Our day for festive trade, Had by two months been delayed, The pressure was high, Because we couldn't buy As everything had to be handmade.
I wrote a pretty average poem for this project, but there is so much I want to talk about and a short poem just wasn't going to encompass it. You may remember a dying project of mine from over a year ago. Well, the subsequent knitting project is finally on its way! After many test squares trying… Continue reading A rainbow with the blues
One of my latest projects is an attempt to make more useful things (I have more than enough dresses) out of bits I already have (I have more than enough boxes full of fabric). Thus a knitting needle case, rather than keeping all my needles in a cup (which doesn't travel well). I rummaged through… Continue reading Knitting needle case
I found this ripper of a cardigan at a garage sale almost a year ago. It is mostly lambswool with a little bit of nylon (and I think a little of something else natural like alpaca, though I can't find the label), the lady bought it in Florence, when I'm sure it was at the height of… Continue reading Another dye lot
It's finally finished! (Or at least, it's in a wearable state) Navy cotton was crochet'ed around the collar, I knotted together the top of the back seam and all remaining ends were sewn in. I am so pleased with how the front looks. It fits really well, and the coloured stripes are doing exactly what I… Continue reading Static Shirt
I've done so much since we last talked. All the knitting is done, now its just putting it together, doing the edges, and dealing with all the ends. The last not being a small task in this project I am beyond happy with how the front looks, especially since this is something I came up… Continue reading Getting shirty
An update on my linen stitch singlet: I have only a few more cm to go before I reach the underarms and will be forced to decide on a pattern for the arm holes. My sewing basket is often just a tangle of threads that I have cut loose of my knitting, but have not… Continue reading Linen stitch singlet