Category Archives: Clothing

Big Four

Now that indie pattern companies are blooming like daisies, we have the contrasting Big Four and I ask myself, why I keep buying expensive indie patterns when I can buy the cheap big four patterns (which admittedly I do).  Well, … Continue reading

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Little Loom Big Loom

A pair of pink merino/nylon socks just came off the sock loom for A. Upon trying them said they are the most comfortable socks ever and demanded more. She’s planning to wear them tomorrow. We’ll see how she feels after … Continue reading

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Cheat Knit

When in doubt, recreate your previous experiment.  That is what I did with knitting…sort of.  Since casting on other than the e cast-on seems to be challenging I went for another ball of Uluru and chose a pattern that only … Continue reading

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Fabric for Boys

Sewing for boys can be a challenge as the styles and patterns tend to be more limited, but for me the biggest challenge has always been sourcing fabric.    Of course when O picked out his spiderwebs in July it occurred … Continue reading

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Yarn vs Yarn

What a difference a yarn can make. This red shawl was made using a lace weight wool (knitpicks in garnet) and the free Eva Shawl Pattern. The green shawl above uses a worsted cotton (Cascades Avalon) and the same pattern. … Continue reading

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Frog Free Sock Fitting

Fitting is usually the most time consuming part of any clothes making process. That’s even more true when you are hand knitting, because you may need to reknit a garment to alter the fit. My perfect basic socks are still … Continue reading

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Busting Seams

Two days before school A comes to me with the leggings that match the dress she made to show me that she has put a four holes in them where the seams came apart.  And I realize that on the … Continue reading

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