Archive for July, 2010

The trousers may have been a flop, but I LOVE my new skirt. This skirt is Butterick 5885. It has fantastically roomy side seam pockets, a back zipper and stitched pleats. The pattern offered two different lengths. I chose the longer of the two and am glad I did, since I’m not yet skilled at [...]


I finished sewing a pair of trousers and thought they were pretty nice. Then I took photos and wanted to toss them into the barbecue, pour lighter fluid on them and then strike a match. Really, they’re not too bad from the front, perhaps a little saggy at crotch level, but I was willing to [...]


In the Spring/Summer Jeans Sew Along at Pattern Review, there has been some discussion about creative treatments for the rear patch pockets. Some of the participants confessed to spending a lot of time checking out other people’s backsides–much more time than they would ordinarily. And yes, I’ve been guilty of that too, LOL. What are [...]

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    Creative clutter is better than Idle neatness.
  • 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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