Alterations

More thrift store fun today. Last year, they were donated a whole box of these giant black sweaters. The sweaters were brand new, clearly meant to be embroidered with promotional information or something, but not of a style that anyone in town would have much use for. I took three, an idea germinating in my … More Alterations

Done a Runner

This is the continuation – and probably the conclusion, for the present – of the sewing spree I’ve been on lately. Last night I completed my second quilting project, a table runner for our living room console. um… ok what is this piece of furniture called? IKEA called it a “console”; I think of it … More Done a Runner

Love Noticed

Poor Stringbean: every time I cast on a sweater, she moans. Another one? When for over a year now she’s been asking me for a sweater. Honestly kiddo, the real reason I keep knitting sweaters for myself is my stash! Most of my yarn and fiber that is in sweater quantities is older than my … More Love Noticed

Ringle Around

Ringle is finally finished! I started wearing it right away. It’s comfortable and “me” and is the first sweater I’ve made that just feels like wearing a warm shirt. And I’ve finally used some of my favorite handspun yarn. The pattern is Ringle by Kate Davies. Now, mods! I changed it from bottom-up to top-down. … More Ringle Around

A Sign of Spring

What signs of spring do you see out your window? Daffodils or crocuses? Do you live in the southern hemisphere – and if so, what is your fall like right now? My signs of spring are rather different than those I grew up with. Freezing rain, blizzards, muck boots, lichen, ice fishing, skidoo and 4-wheeler … More A Sign of Spring