Knitting Progress, and Blog Stuff

Let me show you the knitting progress on my thrifted mustard tweed: The pattern I am using is #15 Harlow Suit Jacket from Verena Knitting January 2010 – it is a rather cute peplum design with contrast collar and front bands: I chose a plum yarn as the contrast, and even though there is no […]

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It’s Mistake Week!

Lately I’ve been beavering away on a Tatiana Pullover by Marlaina Bird from Interweave Crochet W2009.  I thought all was going smoothly until I laid it out to admire from a distance – I’m glad I did because one underarm is higher than the other: Does your cat like to walk on your projects too?! […]

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Finished (at Last) – Lace Trim Cardigan

If you are a regular reader of this blog you might recognise this item already, you may even have helped me to choose the colour of the buttons – if so, thank you for your input!  I started knitting it about a year ago, and finally have all the ends woven in, and attached the lace, […]

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The Thing I Like About Buying Vintage Patterns Is…

…what you sometimes find within them!  Those little touches of sewing history that pop up now and then inside the pattern envelope never fail to make me smile. For instance, this pattern piece complete with silky red tailors tacks: Not to mention the chance to learn a foreign language! And this one that came with […]

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This Weekend’s Progress

I went to start something new this weekend, but very obediently stopped myself in my tracks thinking I had plenty of projects that I Really Should Finish! Like the Chanel Jacket that I started last year, the shell lying neglected because it is a bit too big for me…sigh…all that over-ambitious quilting, so much for […]

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