Archive for May, 2009

My obsession with sewing is getting in the way of some things, like mowing the lawn and writing blog posts. Luckily, my husband doesn’t mind when I do this–he just accepts periodic obsession with one thing or another as part of the woman he married. Way back when Sam was first born, I was obsessed [...]


This dress had so much potential–I was really drawn to its retro styling–but it didn’t live up to my dreams. Once again, I had fitting issues. And yes, I did make up a muslin beforehand. So, it’s done, or would be if I weren’t so annoyed with this project and just slapped on some buttons [...]


This dress, Butterick 5315, really shouldn’t be difficult to sew. If that’s the case, why do I feel as if I have met my mortal enemy and he is besting me at every turn? The fabric is dreadfully difficult to work with. It’s a polyester silky type I bought at Joanne’s. I expected the slipperiness [...]

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    Don't think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It's self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can't try to do things. You simply must do things.
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  • 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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