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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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Curated Mini-Closet

When I’m not learning to knit, I’m creating miniature wardrobes.  School started up again end of last week here and I enjoyed it by getting a horrific head cold.  Between that and the week before school being chauffeur week for … Continue reading

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Little Knit

The first successful attempt at knitting and purling in the same project is now finished. Having knit the cloth I knit the beginning and end of the final row together with the beginning and end of the first row creating … Continue reading

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Suki Robe to the Rescue

When the tree fell on the family cabin it changed a number of plans for the following months.  There would be no camping trips and no hosting barbeques there.  The canceled 4th of July camping trip was the smallest and … Continue reading

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