Friends, I have really lost my blog-jo lately. I don’t feel like I have much to say that’s terribly clever or interesting but I still want to connect with you. So here are a few pictures of a couple of fun makes, with a distinct lack of clever commentary. Perhaps the fact that this dress is covered in OCTOPI makes up for my writer’s block! … Continue reading Style Arc Nina Cardigan & McCall’s 6886 Dress
The name “Velvet Morning” conjures up images of softness, serenity, a feeling of rejuvenation after a good sleep…. …NONE of which are the feelings I had while making this GODDAMN CARDIGAN. Oh sure, I can put on a good performance for these pictures, acting like it didn’t take me fully a YEAR AND A HALF to knit this. I can even look like I’m calmly … Continue reading Velvet Morning Cardigan
This is the Cardigan That Almost Wasn’t. It’s the Capsule Cardigan from Greenstyle Creations. It came out a helluva mess, but I’ve been enjoying wearing it anyway. You can see from the pics that the front band is a bit too short, so the fronts of the cardigan don’t quite hang properly. I blame it all on the fabric I chose. You know, it’s NOT … Continue reading GreenStyle Capsule Cardigan & the Distracting Infinity Scarf
I completed this sweater in December using the Vanessa Cable Cardigan pattern from MillaMia Sweden. I’m a tad disappointed because I had dreams I would look like this woman… …complete with cool neon yellow trim. But I would’ve had to buy neon yellow yarn and knit with it, as opposed to choosing burgundy yarn. I guess I didn’t really think that part of it through. … Continue reading Vanessa Cable Cardi
I just finished this cardigan…started it in December — whew! It was an on-again, off-again kind of affair. It’s a bit of a milestone for me because it is the first garment I’ve knitted for which I didn’t follow someone else’s pattern! When I first started knitting a few years ago I remember browsing through projects on Ravelry and seeing knitters who had made modifications … Continue reading Finished Knitted Cardi & Work-in-Progress T-Shirt Dress
Your advice needed! I picked up this cardigan and these pants at Target a few days ago, and I’m pretty sure I did a fist pump while I was trying them on in the change room. Tuxedo-style ankle pants in colour-blocked black and white! [Fist Pump!] Colour-blocked cardigan in black and white and bright blue with groovy mesh on the back and sleeves! [Fist Pump!] … Continue reading Right on Target?
I’ve managed to turn out a couple of new garments in the past couple of weeks, and I’ve also developed a school-girl crush on an 81-year-old woman in Britain. First, here’s my new Annika cardigan, based on the pattern by Milla Mia Sweden. I modified it a fair bit from the pattern directions, mainly making the bottom half far narrower than called for. I’ve detailed … Continue reading I’ve got a crush on an 81-year-old woman