I have been working at improving my bag making skills. This is the basic bag from The Better Bag Maker by Nicole Mallalieu. She suggests you start here to learn the fundamentals. I found her directions a little hard to follow.… Read more
Spinning and knitting are somewhat amalgamous you can’t have one without the other. Spinners seem to be another breed from knitters. Most spinners I have met tell me they love spinning more than knitting and that it is somewhat Zen like.… Read more
Linen Skirt – Burda Pattern
Finally, I have completed a cut and sew garment I am happy with. Figuring out my pattern size has been difficult. First I made a muslin which was well worth the extra time and cuts down on the frustration level.… Read more
This is my first adventure painting furniture. I used chalk paint, two coats, sanding to add the distressed worn look and then waxing at the very end. Now I want to paint everything. The chair on the left is the original.… Read more
These little gloves went with me to Charleston this year to be photographed.
This is the first garment with my new Bernina Sewing Machine. I purchased discounted fabric to make a sample of the pattern first. The fabric is ok, I think it is a polyester but I am pretty happy with the pattern.… Read more
Best part about this cowl I completed it while sitting on Napili Beach, Maui.… Read more
I made this sweet little baby knit hat for my nephew and his wife. The baby is due next month August 2014.
It takes one skein of Bambino Taffy, 100 yards.
70% organically grown Cotton / 30% Bamboo
The yarn is handmade in South Africa.… Read more
Some of my favorite knitters (and friends) are men. There is an up tick of men knitters today as noted in this UK article in The Telegraph: Men’s knitting: is it ‘the new yoga’?
Brandon Mably, a British knitwear designer who runs knitting classes has also noticed a boom in male interest over the past year he says: “I think the stigma of knitting just being a woman’s craft has passed,” he says, pointing to a history of men’s knitting, with many in the army and navy being taught needlework during the war.… Read more
This project started a couple of months ago. What was supposed to be simple I ended up needing help with knitting in the round. See my post Fixing Knitting Mistakes. Today I am so happy with the finished product, from knitting to felting.… Read more