Category: Knitting

Historical-ish

Sometimes, I daydream about making every moment of my free time all about making perfectly historically accurate reproductions of underpinnings and gowns and accessories. Then reality hits. I’m not even talking about having a day job and kids. I’m talking about the non-historically accurate stash. I’d like to claim that all of those fabrics and …

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On a bit of a knitting kick

I’m currently in the midst of two shawl knitting projects to use up yarn I currently have, and then today I go an order yarn for another major project. Here’s a tiny sneak peak at one of the shawls: I’m enjoying the mindlessness of the star-stitch pattern that will make up the center of a …

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Because I can’t JUST watch TV

I like to have one or two projects laying around that I can pick up while I’m watching TV.  During the early part of 2017, I was working on my quilted petticoat, and while I’d still like to add some detail to that, I’ve been much more in the mood for something simple. So, I’ve …

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18th Century Fiddling

So, I’m still plugging away on my cousin’s wedding dress.  I feel guilty anytime I’m working on other stuff right now, which is why I haven’t been updating much. I did manage to start knitting a pinball.  It’s pretty fiddly, but I think I’m getting the hang of it.  The only annoyance is that it …

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Single Sock Syndrome

I finished the first Ariel sock earlier this week, and then completely lost motivation to work on its twin.  This is why I need to learn how to knit two at a time. Oh, well.  I’m sure that I’ll regain my motivation as soon as I start on some other project.  Funny how that works.

One Step Forward…

Today was just one of those days.  I spent quite of bit of time working on my Ariel sock only to have to unknit nearly a dozen rows.  The foot just seemed to be turning out too long, and with at least another twenty or so rows to knit to decrease the toe, I decided …

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Should I feel flattered or offended?

So, in all my excitement, I wore my sapphire tunic to work today. I got absolutely no compliments. Part of me wants to think that people just assumed that I’d purchased it, and isn’t that sort of the ultimate goal…to make things NOT look all “happy hands at home”?  In that case, I should be …

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Sapphire Tunic: Evidence

  I’m loving this tunic, and with the kind of weather we’ve been having right now, it’s sort of perfect.  I can wear it with just a tank top underneath or with a long sleeve shirt.  Of course, it looks like tomorrow will be a sort of in between day, but since I run a …

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Fitting Scare

The sapphire tunic is so incredibly close to being done.  In fact, it would have been finished today if I hadn’t completely worn myself out in the morning. I finished the back piece a couple of days ago and seamed the shoulders.  While working on that, I had a sudden moment of panic as I …

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Mistake or Personalization

I drive an older car that needs a bit of TLC in the winter, so as I get ready to leave for work on these cold mornings, I make sure I have a simple project to work on that I can put down again after just a few minutes. My current sock project is perfect …

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