/tee time


Last month I bought a coverstitch machine, so I had been clamoring to work with knits!
First, I made a long comfy skirt that makes me feel like I'm wrapped in a blanket. Very good.

Next, I had to assess my tee shirt collection. This made me come to the realization that I tend to keep tee shirts to a point where it's probably not socially acceptable, complete with holes and other nasty things (I'm talking pit stains, people). So, it was high time I put together a couple of tees. I used Sewaholic's Renfrew pattern, and am super happy to have new staples to wear to death!

This was my first experience with a Sewaholic pattern, and I thought it was really nicely done.
It does fit a bit loose, so for the striped version, I made a size smaller.
Just a couple of minor changes to the pattern: 
  • omitted the sleeve & hem bands and used the new coverstitch machine (!) to hem.
  • lengthened the black version a few inches to compensate for taking out the band.
  • added one length of twill tape all along the shoulder seams and back neck before sewing the sleeves on.



I saw Morgan at Crab & Bee's lined wool version of the Renfrew just after I finished these two, and am inspired to make a sweatshirt version (with more alterations, to be sure). With plenty more knits in my fabric collection, I'm wondering if anyone out there has a fave knit pattern that they wear all the time? In the mean time, I'll be working on some of my own!

/Christmas hats


Well, hello!
It's a new year, but I am far from being caught up on the blog with all of my finished projects from 2012. For shame.
I'm continuing to knit, but have little to show for it- both of these hats were gifts.

I've also finished one sock and am about halfway done with a really pretty cowl and yes, I know that's a terrible story. (And a terrible run-on sentence.)

I made this hat for a handmade Christmas exchange party my friend Lauren hosted. I was pretty excited when it became the only gift to reach the steal limit. :) I momentarily considered stealing it too, but think that would have been against the rules.

Anyway if you want to practice cables, this pattern is the perfect way to do it!

Oh, I love this hat, and hope I get to make another for myself SOON!
This one was for my uncle, who is a fisherman. It suits him very well!
The pattern is Declan's Hat by Samantha Kirby.

Wait. I just realized I'm using the brown yarn I had wanted use for this hat on my cowl.

Good thing I also bought this yarn in black!
And burnt orange!

I think this is becoming a problem...

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