A little bit

An airplane hat (as in started on the plane, finished at the hotel.  That’s all I’ve got this gloomy Monday.  Looking forward to a slow walk with Russell Jenkins and Peanutbutter, a bike ride, some catching up with work emails and a couple hours of knitting to reintroduce myself to a regular work-week!  Happy Monday!

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About that apron

So, nope.  I didn’t even look for fabric to make it.  This week, though!  All those straight seams mean I’ll be done in a jiffy — at least in time to sport a Make.Do.-made apron at crafty supermarket/crafty bastards.  What I did do was:

First, I sewed in a zipper by hand on a knitted cardigan.

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Note the matching booties.  Sometimes, I get the fever  I completely forgot to knit a zipper band, but had done a garter stitch edge on each side of the zipper, so I think it worked fine.  I’ll get to practice again when I make another one for this little fella’s big brother.

Then, I seamed up some slipper socks.  These are so simple and fun to make, especially because I get to use up the random ends of good yarn that aren’t enough for a big project.  The pink and cream ones are wool (pink) and CASHMERE (cream).  #treatyoself

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Then, I started the Purl Soho Trellis Scarf.

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This is going to be a slow one that I do intermittently.  The yarn (Madeline Tosh) is significantly finer gauged than the pattern calls for, and the needles are US#4, I think. That’s a lot of small-ish knitting for a 62″ long, 12″ wide scarf.  I’ll have this on the needles for a while in between more slippers, booties, hats and… those quilts!  I almost forgot about the quilts.  It’s going to be a busy month!

A little sewing

I’ve finished 4 pairs of slippers and one baby tunic, so I think it’s okay if I go back to sewing for a while.  Those quilts aren’t going to bind themselves.  But, just as a little reward for my hard work, I’m adding one knitting-related sewing project to the mix:


Because I need a good apron/smock.  With pockets.  To carry my knitting.  Oh, don’t judge.  Happy Little Friday Eve!


You Are Amazing

This is my little sister.  She left her professorship at Fordham, and now has a joint appointment in Anthropology and African American Studies.  At Yale.  She’s terrifically smart and gifted … and she’s grateful and humble about where she is, who she is and how she gives.  Yesterday was her first day teaching.

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I hope the world is ready for the change she’s going to bring.  Happy Little Friday!

Money, Honey

I’m only looking.  Jil Sander gets me every time.  That floral coat?  I mean, come on, I deserve that!  I was clicking through her F/W 2017 site to get some inspiration for supplies that need projects.  I was not disappointed!



I think I can reverse engineer something like that white ribbed turtleneck, so that’s the plan for some charcoal gray merino/alpaca that’s been sassing me every time I walk by it in the den!  Happy Little Friday!

Feet to the Fire

Let’s just post some more progress on Henry’s sweater, hmm?  If I promise to post about it, I’ll be sure to get it done.  Yesterday evening, I had 1/3 of a sleeve.  Tonight, I have two sleeves!

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They look giant in the picture, but I can assure you, they’re baby-appropriate (well, large-baby-appropriate probably.  Room to grow!)  Sleeves are on stitch holders, which in my house are rando DPNS with erasers stuck on the ends.  It works. Try it.  I’ve cast on for the body and done 9 rows of garter to get ready for stockinette stripes.  I’m not going to share that picture because it’s still at the ugly-why-did-I-use-a-circular-needle-this-long phase.  Tomorrow, though!

Off the Wagon

I was supposed to be sewing.  Then I remembered that Henry is coming soon and he’ll need a sweater. Autumn babies are the best.  #knittingfire

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Happy Little Friday!