Summer is a great time for thinking about your winter wardrobe, if you can face it. A few weeks ago I picked up a fantastic, long, military style, wool coat in a local charity shop. Three of the buttons were missing but it was otherwise in fantastic condition, and only required some minor de-fuzzing. Today [...]
These KoolAid dyed Jaywalkers were my first proper pair of socks. Despite not being a fan of the pattern (they have no stretch and had to be re-knit several times to get them big enough to get on and off), I am fond of the socks. I’ve worn them a lot and they’ve lasted well given [...]
It’s that time of year when woollens are brought out of hibernation to provide much-needed warmth. In my house this involves nasty surprises; the annual moth damage inspection has revealed several casualties this year. The particular virulent strain that inhabits my home favours expensive fibres like cashmere. But since I protected all the tasty stuff [...]
I’m rather pleased that I finished a couple of big projects this weekend. First, my Featherweight Cardigan: I added length to both the body and sleeves, and knitted the band in 1×1 rib. I am still amazed that an entire cardigan can emerge from just one skein. It’s a shame I didn’t finish it before the [...]
I’ve not previously blogged about my sewing exploits as it’s been a while since I took on a big project, but today one landed in my lap. This morning I noticed that the condition of my beloved coat had deteriorated from slightly raggedy lining, to a mere thread away from side-seam destruction.