do your pins: to the infinity power

It’s pretty mind-blowing that this is the second post on this young blog that has something to do with neckwear. OK, maybe not mind-blowing. But it is surprising, considering that I’ve only possessed one scarf in my lifetime, purchased during my stint living in Utah, and even that only got worn a few times. I’m …

a second time for everything

Allow me to present my favorite garment of 2013 so far! It didn’t take much to beat the first attempt, but I’m happy to say that I quite like this one… and not just by comparison. :-) You may recall that the first time I tried Vogue 8854, I found the fit in the armscye/upper …

the vernacular of spam

As with most blogs, the number of spam comments that hits my site far surpasses that of legitimate ones. I use an excellent filtering plugin (shout out, Akismet!), so they are never published. However, once in a blue moon, a valid comment ends up the in filters, so I usually do a very quick once-over …

let’s call this midway to an FO

Lest you think I have once again stalled out at the good intention stage, I am posting my first go at Vogue 8854, for home and the www’s eyes only. It’s not terrible. Really the biggest issue with this result is, as usual, due to fitting. This probably isn’t a pattern that should produce much …

let’s see if i remember how to do this

Sewing, that is. How to blog, I’ve clearly forgotten. So after my many moments with knitting at the end of last year (I do have a couple of finished objects to write up and share!), I am really jonesing to sew. I did manage to whip up a few quick projects — mostly gifts — …

socker mom

Isn’t she adorable? I mean — it’s cheap, mostly-acrylic yarn, not at all colorful, but it was a labor of love and she’s all mine! So proud. OK so it’s a sock only a mother could love. I can’t actually wear it; my foot is much longer than that. :) The knitters probably already know …