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MakeNine2019: Overload

Sometimes I think my make 9 should have read make 9 of each category. For instance my list included “Nightgown”  which lead to two different flannel adaptations of the Carolyn Pajamas (Red Roses, Blue Geometric) and this summer nightgown (Butterick … Continue reading

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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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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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A Few Summer Stitches

Really a few is all there were this summer. My current projects are feeling uninspired. One mostly because it takes more concentration than has been available. And the other? Just too little time.  These are the stitches from last spring. … 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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