Archive for October, 2011

Hi everyone! Life is pretty good, but I haven’t had a whole lot of time for sewing and knitting lately. Instead, I’m doing more shopping. *gasp!* I know. But I need to get my work wardrobe up to snuff more quickly than I can create things on my own. While I feel a little like [...]


Recently, Hancock Fabrics had a sale on Butterick patterns and I immediately went for 5559, a Maggie London design. I loved the creative placement of the tucks. Underneath many of those tucks are the darts that give the pieces a nice shape. It’s very clever! My first version turned out ok: It’s very, very snug, [...]

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    I'm working on my PhD (Projects Half Done) in Sewing.
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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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