Archive for September, 2008

There was a time when our family hardly ever sat down together for a relaxed meal. When I was working, I returned home at about six in the evening and then drove to two different daycares to pick up the children.* Needless to say, those evenings were hectic. I was exhausted, Robert was exhausted, the [...]

I actually hummed to myself as I was sewing my first pair of pants with a zipper. Constructing the fly was like folding an origami animal. Fold here and fold there, stitch, and voila! An architectural masterpiece of cloth and thread emerges. It was so cool seeing how that especially complicated part of a commonplace [...]

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I hardly ever have luck at thrift stores when I have a shopping list in hand. I never seem to find what I hope to find, but almost always discover something cool I hadn’t planned on looking for. This morning, for instance, I thought I’d go to the thrift store to look for some dishes [...]

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  • witchy quilt detail 164 Three's Company Toasty Toes Rachel, the Bronze Piggybank What *are* you looking at? 27.366 - Words, Words, Words Hohenschwangau Castle luau15
  • Quotes

    Alexander McQueen
    "I think there is beauty in everything. What ‘normal’ people would perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it."
    Alexander McQueen
  • Ravelry Projects

    • February Lady Sweater 14 March 2014

      02/17/13 - It’s definitely on the small side. I would prefer more ease, but think I’ll get some wear out of this sweater. I also think it may have been a poor choice in project for me. While it was fun to knit, the FO reminds me a little too much of maternity wear. On to BIGGER and BETTER things :)

      02/12/13 - Unblocked, this fits my 8 yo daughter. Hopefully, it will fit me post-blocking. I don’t usually use this many pins when blocking a sweater, but I’m determined to boss my knitting around.

      If it fits me, when done, then that’s ok. If it fits my daughter when done, that’s ok too. If it fits neither of us, I’m going to be a sad little knitter.

      When I cast on for this, I was concerned about the super wash yarn growing a lot during the blocking process. Now that I’ve mostly knit the sweater, I’m concerned that it’s not going to grow enough. It’s rather small.

    • Gelsomina 6 March 2014
    • Shimmer in Blue 6 March 2014

      190 grams two skeins.

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