Archive for April, 2009

I did it! I sewed something for myself that fits. This is Vogue 8386, which is a very popular design on Pattern Review. The good thing about popularity is being able to draw on lots of other people’s wisdom and experience when putting that popular thing together yourself. For example, the instructions described an extremely [...]


I just finished a cute dress for Claire and she’s delighted with it. That is cause for celebration! This dress was made using a Portabellopixie pattern called Claire. How funny is that? I wanted to make an apron as shown in the pattern pictures, but Claire put her foot down. There was no way she [...]


I have a confession to make. I am completely obsessed with sewing. So complete is my obsession that I resent having to take out time to do other things like eating and sleeping. I attribute this phase to a “eureka” moment I had recently about getting things to fit me. That was my big stumbling [...]

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    One who makes no mistakes never makes anything.
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    • 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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