As you will well know I mostly limit my sewing to clothing, but while I may think through what clothes I need and what gaps there are in my wardrobe, I have until now been ignoring a glaring and gaping hole in my daily needs… My big knitting projects… my poor jumpers and cardigans… which… Continue reading A foray into baggies
These socks are record breakers, my own personal record for the slowest knitted socks ever!! I started them at the beginning of September for freaks sake, and only finished them a week ago. They just seemed to take forever!! But they’re here and done… and they were sooooo worth it. The pattern is the ‘Show… Continue reading Showing off my show off socks
Last time I took you through a tale of woe… and a surprising amount of fury… but not today! Oh no, today I have a joyful tale full of smugness and even more smugness. And to add just that little bit more smug to the massive pile of smug over there… this project was a… Continue reading Sewing win!!
I had wondered about just keeping quiet about this project, but it took up quite a bit of my time and sewing fails should be seen as well as sewing wins. So if you are of a fragile disposition then look away now… cos this ain’t pretty. Following my lovely dressing gown I decided to… Continue reading Sewing fail
So yeah… things are going very slowly here at Chez Needles. The slow stitching has come to a bit of a stop this week as there’s been work going on in the room in which my machine resides. It’s all been a bit topsy turvy but I’m hoping business will resume very shortly. In the… Continue reading Planning and Pinterest
Or a story of what to do when a pattern doesn’t quite suit you but you’re obsessed with it! So… yeah. The pattern in question is the Age of Brass and Steam kerchief which is free on Ravelry! Because it’s free I am going to completely share the cogs and wheels of how I made… Continue reading Brass and Steam… The New Age
I know what you must be thinking after my last few posts… Did she sell her sewing machine and cast out her magnetic pin cushion to the dark night? And no one would blame you for thinking it. I have had a couple of weeks sans sewing, but over the holidays I decided that I… Continue reading Cosy wear volume 3… things get serious