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Can you feel it?

Yesterday felt like spring and today did not.  Yesterday I stood on the train platform soaking up the sun like a cat on a window ledge.   101 more words

Original Patterns

Pattern: Mr. Scary the Monster

We have been on a monster kick in my house lately thanks to the super fun and accessible The Big Book of Knitted Monsters: Mischievous, Lovable Toys… 1,073 more words


In praise of Tom Crean: Polar Explorer and Hat Enthusiast

It’s Tom Crean’s birthday.  I celebrated by making large amounts of tea and using my new tea-cosy.  You see, it’s not just any old tea-cosy.  It’s a Tom Crean tea-cosy.  1,081 more words


Making a Monster

Confession: I have a very hard time wasting time. Perhaps The Phantom Tollbooth left a deeper impression than was intended. I actually find myself incapable of sitting still and watching a television show without doing something – anything. 80 more words


A quilt in progress - Fortschritt einer Quilt

I started making a sample quilt to show in a workshop next month. It will be a small quilt (easier to transport) and I am using colors that I do not commonly use: black and solids. 363 more words

Who's ready for a fun hat KAL?

Yesterday, the yarn company Knit Picks released its 2015 Spring Accessories Collection, and I’m proud to say that I have a hat design (pictured above) in this lovely, 26-pattern book. 497 more words

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Making The Corselet Skirt: A Modern Take On Period Instructions

With Christmas over and done, it is time to get back to making the corselet skirt once more. In the challenge post I mentioned an interesting discussion we had on the HSF Facebook group. 951 more words

Historical Sew Fortnightly 2014