Archive for the 'sewing' Category

Just Stuff

I finished a sweater on Sunday, but it needs buttons! The 90°F temperature we’ve been suffering in lately hasn’t helped motivate me to go on a button search at my LFS. I started another sweater (Celtic Dreams needs another sleeve and a half but I am not mentally up for cabling right now): Annie Modesitt’s […]

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Travel Choices

DH, the dogs and I are going down to the family place in FL for a week and a half to celebrate a multitude of birthdays (all four of us!) and our fourth wedding anniversary. How many knitting projects do you pack for a week and a half trip that includes 30 hours of car […]

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A Purple Frog?

Ever since I pulled the premiere lace cardigan out of the in-progress box, I have had nagging doubts. The armscyes didn’t look right. The back looked too big. I really wanted to finish it for this spring, but I was scared that it would end up too big and I would never wear it. Last […]

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Not So Bright

I generally pride myself on being a fairly intelligent person. To a fault, sometimes. Other times I look at myself and wonder how I could ever consider myself smart! Any guesses as to what is wrong with this picture? look closely at the spool of thread on the top I actually worked on a project […]

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WiP (and UFO) Wednesday

I haven’t done this in a while — but Scout started a UFO meme, and I should really get a handle on my WiPs and UFOs.Garments Rogue. Rogue is sitting at around 75% done. I will finish it for winter, I swear. I’m at the flat knitting part and the oiled Peace Fleece from the […]

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KSKS Bag Finished!

First though, here’s my Saturday Sky for Sandy: this was a couple of hours before the grey clouds came in and dropped a ton of rain on us When I made my last test bag, I came up with a few rules I wanted to follow this time. I did follow them: I drew a […]

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The Beta Bag

Project Runway 3 premieres tonight and I am ready for it: Last night I went to G Street Fabrics and picked up a bunch of fabric. The drapery remnats seemed to be a good deal — $3.98/yard for some really cute, thicker fabrics perfect for the outer layer of a bag. DH had a business […]

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Exhaustion

I owe a ton of people emails. I’m so sorry! I am hitting that point where I wonder: do I reply or is it too late to reply? I have been bowled over by workwork and pretty much haven’t wanted to look at the computer in my ever shrinking bit of spare time. I think […]

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We Call This Alpha

Today I went to the fabric shop and bought some thick interfacing off of the bolt and picked up the appropriate size bobbins and needles for my machine. I got home, finished cleaning the house, washed some more fabric, and decided to put together my first Jordy Bag (craftster tutorial). the bag looks much worse […]

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We Have Come to an Understanding

Today, I woke up before 8. I never wake up before 8 on the weekend, and certainly never on Sunday (house cleaning day). Maybe it was because I was so sore from 6+ hours working on the front yard on Saturday. Whatever it was, after being awake for two hours and taking the dogs on […]

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