Life in stitches

My life as shown through sewing and knitting projects

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Given the success I had with the Little Boy Brown sweater, I decided to knit a larger version for my niece, Aubrey. I loved working on it so much that it all went very quickly – I was even working on… Continue Reading →

I found this on Facebook, no credit given. What a neat insight into how stitches are formed!

Before or after photo?

Body Positive in the New Year: I am not a “before”

Jenny has a great stance on body image. I’ve always thought of myself as a “before”. Maybe it’s time to reconsider.

The Great Cape Adventure

Last fall (as in, October 2014), I became fascinated with the idea of a cape. It might be because of my complete failure to sew up a proper coat – I can sew, but getting stuff to fit my hips,… Continue Reading →

When I first moved in, we discussed (argued?) for months about what kind of pillows we wanted on the couch. I wanted pillows, I think Fred might have been ambivalent. But these were too busy, those were too boring, these… Continue Reading →

Tip for binding off in the round

I love toe-up socks, but I have trouble getting the final join in the bind-off to look good. I usually just end up taking the yarn up and over and under around and… well, basically trying to make it look… Continue Reading →

I loved both of these patterns so much that I had to make more! One of my favorite skirts and one of my very first successful makes was my Sewaholic Rae linen skirt.  I wore that skirt all over the… Continue Reading →

This project seems like it was doomed to failure from the beginning. How did I ever miss the signs? But yet – there is definitely a happy ending! I liked Cake Patterns – I made a ton of Espresso Leggings… Continue Reading →

A different approach for Continental purling

While learning how to do a skill (picking up stitches for the button band for my black Hyss?) I found a new way of purling Continental style!  I can’t find the original video that describes the original technique, but I’ve… Continue Reading →

Wow…it seems so odd to be planning for a fall wardrobe. It feels so odd to be planning a wardrobe at all! Normally I just browsed stores and when I found something that I liked, fit and had a reasonable… Continue Reading →

Threading the Brother 1034D overlock/serger

  I got my Brother 1034D overlocker/serger back in the spring and I’ve been having a blast with it. What an awesome tool! One of the things that I’ve spent the most time on is learning how to thread it…. Continue Reading →

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