Batwing Top

Here’s a quick, stash-busting top, using McCall’s 6792 dress & top pattern by Palmer/Pletsch.  I had the taupe fabric, which is a one-way stretch double knit (I think — it’s got a different colour on the inside…is that a double knit?) leftover from this colour blocked dress I made, and the mustard yellow Ponte knit was purchased with the idea that I might have made … Continue reading Batwing Top

Knitwise: What almost 5 years and 160 projects taught me about knitting

I remember first discovering Ravelry in 2009 when I decided to take up knitting (again — if you count that very short, green scarf with several holes in it I knit when I was about 10), and marveling at the complex projects other Ravelers had seemingly whipped up effortlessly. I admired the complex lace work, colour work, and the way some knitters had taken a … Continue reading Knitwise: What almost 5 years and 160 projects taught me about knitting

Chocolate Diablo Cookies: Get in my Belly!

Today I had big plans to sew up a rectangular, boxy top courtesy of the free tutorial from Cotton & Curls and some leftover rayon jersey in my fabric stash. But I spent most of the day farting around on the Internet (where does the time go??) and started to get that anxious feeling you get when you haven’t been very productive and the day … Continue reading Chocolate Diablo Cookies: Get in my Belly!