Lazy Weekend

My weekend was mostly spent reading, and catching up on some sleep and cleaning around the house. Hence I don’t really have a lot to share in terms of knitting or sewing today, and will keep it brief. I did print, tape and cut/trace the pattern for the blouse I’m making for the VPLL1912 TitanicContinue reading “Lazy Weekend”

Summer Mystery KAL with Wendy

It’s this time of the year again. Last year, when I participated in my first KAL (knit-along), I enjoyed the process immensely. There is something enchanting about knitting the same thing as many other knitters around the world, not knowing what it’ll end up looking like but faithfully trudging on, and have a forum toContinue reading “Summer Mystery KAL with Wendy”

And the bland played on …

I promised you historical patterns last week. Truth is, I haven’t done as much with them as I’d hoped I would, because the Caterpillar Cardigan insisted to be born. Oh, well. Since I’m still utterly in love with this project, I’m down with that. But I have made a commitment, and so I’ll tell youContinue reading “And the bland played on …”

When you’re hit by (inspirational) lightning, cast on.

It’s not like I didn’t have anything on the needles. There’s Elwin Calafalas, a triangle shawl and a pair of socks. Not to speak of the cabin log blanket. There’s even a crochet project sitting patiently in a corner. Oh, and a cotton sweater, too … After looking at all my projects rather miserably, IContinue reading “When you’re hit by (inspirational) lightning, cast on.”

Elwing Calafalas – The end is nigh

Are you following the football (soccer, for you lovely people on the other side of the big pond) European championship? Where I grew up, watching football is so much inherent culture that you literally suck it up like the local dialect, the layout of your home town, the colour of the sky at night. It’sContinue reading “Elwing Calafalas – The end is nigh”

Not knitting: Jalie Jeans in dark denim

When I showed off my new pink corduroy jeans, I also mentioned that I made another pair almost immediately after the first one. While I was able to fix some fitting issues, other things didn’t go so well.That being said, I’m still utterly in love with this jeans. To get rid of the wrinkles andContinue reading “Not knitting: Jalie Jeans in dark denim”

Elwing Calafalas: More progress

Yes, I still knit! No, not as much as I’d hoped for. Do you ever find that when your life gets a bit chaotic, and you KNOW that the best thing for you would be to sit down and pick up some nice knitting, and within hours you’d feel better and more balanced – youContinue reading “Elwing Calafalas: More progress”