I have always loved plaid and tartan patterns. I tried to knit one once and while it works... it is a pain! The color changes mean you have to make many tiny balls of yarn at the point of each stripe. They get tangled, you have to weave all those ends at the end of … Continue reading First Weaving Attempts
I don't like to sit idle for long periods of time. I get antsy. I want to do something or move or talk. I'm told it can be a bit distracting if I'm watching a movie, for example. So it is very helpful to have something to do with my hands. It keeps my hands … Continue reading Knitting in the Dark
I think I might be kind of a bag-lady. I don't have a TON of purses; I prefer quality over quantity. Though I appreciate coordinating with my outfit, I land more on the function side of the fashion vs. function debate. I change purses with the season about 2x a year and SOMETIMES for a … Continue reading Project Purse
Lucky you! Getting more updates. And more photos this time, too! Progress ...New Pieces! Stats Frog Count: 0 # Pieces on Needles*: 3 Hours worked: 19:22 Approximate Stitch Count: 8899 Number of pieces on needles isn't necessarily meant to indicate working multiple pieces at one time and shifting back and forth, rather, the number of … Continue reading Progress Update #2
I must confess... I started a new project! "WHAT." I'm sure you are incredulous. When I spent all that time and effort clearing out the queue... How could I?! I know, I know. Just hear me out. You see, my dear sweet boyfriend is actually one of those observant types. He knows I love knitting. … Continue reading Undercover Cover
I was invited to a masquerade ball and my first thought was; what do you wear to such a thing? A gown and mask, I suppose, but what will I wear? I really didn't want to spend a ton of cash-o-la on a fancy dress that I would probably never wear again. But I had … Continue reading Failed Dress Dying
Disclaimer: Read NOTHING into this post being close in timing to making my wedding dress. They are not related by anything other than knitting. I've reached that age where friends, coworkers, and family members in my generation group are having babies. It's often the next wave after or slightly overlapping the season of multiple weddings a … Continue reading Baby hats; little hats… for babies!
Frost flower pattern on the top, Haapsalu pattern on the bottom. When I saw this dress on Pinterest and tracked it to a blogger's site, my jaw hit the floor. This is almost exactly what I want. And she made it for someone else. And she has an Etsy shop. And a custom made dress … Continue reading The Almost Purchase
It is time for my first update! While on vacation in Sweden and Finland, I didn't really keep to a schedule. I started and worked on the dress when it was convenient. As anticipated, the beads made it almost impossible to work on the go- like on the train or bus rides that were my … Continue reading Dress Progress Update #1
I don't travel super often, but I enjoy exploring new places and cultures. From my travels I've found that people resonate with and bond over art, even if there is a language barrier. On a mission trip to Nicaragua, I gathered a small crowd by doing portraits. (Pen or marker sketches). For the past few … Continue reading Art Abroad!