Cutting the fabric was a bit stressful as there was no room for error. It was vintage and taken from a worn garment so I had to avoid the holes and marks. After the skirt was finished I was left with an 8″ long piece for the top. Thank GOODNESS I didn’t mess up. I would have died.
Thank you Lauren!
Life’s been hectic but in the best way possible. Posts won’t be as frequent but this blog isn’t dead.
My friend asked me for a cowl a few months ago. It took a bit of coercing but eventually I agreed. I went back and forth between something classic, like a heavily cabled scarf, or something more current. When I asked his preference all he said was, “It’s up to you. Surprise me.” That only made it 10x harder.
Fast forward to last week, it hit me. Iz by Andi. Simple. Awesome. Perfect.
I almost changed my mind about giving it to him. If he doesn’t like it, he better lie.
My Mom requested plain fingerless mitts for Christmas. I used this pattern with a few modifications.
(Those are my brother’s hands by the way. He was channeling his inner hand model in that second photo)
I used DPNs for the fingers and it was a giant clusterfuck. It didn’t help that I needed five but only had four. Magic loop is my preference but the circumference was too small and the stitches too spread out for it to work.
The ends were a pain to weave in but the finished mitts are awesome. I started a pair for myself with some left over felted tweed. I have a few more repeats to work before I get to the fingers but think it’ll be less fiddly this time.
Hope everyone’s having a great weekend!