Good Night, Day Knits – A Knitsploration

Just a post to briefly talk about my knitting exploits using the book Good Night, Day - Minimalist Knitting Patterns by Tara-Lynn Morrison. I came across this last year whilst down the Ravelry rabbit hole and it looked like it was something I wanted to explore so initially I bought the Trefann sweater pattern and… Continue reading Good Night, Day Knits – A Knitsploration

Making A Sun Visor

I have at all times to avoid the sun for health reasons and even short UV exposure can make me poorly. Hence you won't see me in anything without long sleeves, plenty of coverage is key. I wear year round total sun block. When protecting my eyes I reluctantly wear sunglasses, but I'm not a… Continue reading Making A Sun Visor

Recycled Shrink Plastic Buttons

Just a short post to talk about the process I've used for turning some salvaged plastic from the polystyrene group to make shirt buttons. I'll probably make bigger ones too but I am only coming by this stuff in dribs and drabs. It's not my idea, I've seen lots of things made from shrink plastic… Continue reading Recycled Shrink Plastic Buttons

Upcycled T-Shirt Jacket

Have been working on a knitting pattern design whilst not able to do any machine sewing and it's funny where things start and where things end up I find. In order to make the knitted shape I wanted, I made a template out of the spider's web wrap that I use instead of Swedish tracing… Continue reading Upcycled T-Shirt Jacket

Re-worked Linen Dress – Make It Fit #1

On the to-do pile for 2+ years, it's about time I pulled my finger out and got on with this. I've used this ready to wear dress for a few years previously and much as I loved it there were also niggles. The pleats all faced in the same direction which means that it looked… Continue reading Re-worked Linen Dress – Make It Fit #1

Honey, I Shrunk The Knit

I'd spend most of my knitting hours last year working on a full length knitted coat that I finished at the beginning of October. It was a extended version of the drape front cardigan that I'd posted about earlier in the year. I gave it massive textured cuffs and a similar bottom which I didn't… Continue reading Honey, I Shrunk The Knit

Re-knitted & Re-purposed – Noro Hotchpotch Cardigan

When I lived on a boat I had much use for arm warmers but since living back on terra firma the couple of pairs that I'd knitted didn't get much wear anymore. They were the Monkten Mittens by Jane Ellison from her book Noro Unlimited and I'd made mine from Noro Kureyon. I decided to… Continue reading Re-knitted & Re-purposed – Noro Hotchpotch Cardigan

Betwixt And Between – The Hinterland Dress

More pattern designers are getting their plus sized blocks on lately I've noticed which is a good thing. It has been a case of watching a new pattern come out and promoted via social media and having to scroll on, much akin to having your face pressed up against the chocolate shop window like Charlie… Continue reading Betwixt And Between – The Hinterland Dress

Andy Warhol Ice Cream Arenite Pants

Every so often I cast a critical eye over the garments I've made in the past, sometimes things will get made again because I'm not happy with the finish used and want to extend the life of something I wear a lot or simple because it doesn't get too much use in its' current form.… Continue reading Andy Warhol Ice Cream Arenite Pants

The Cut Above Collection – Cardigan Jacket Part 1

I'm very keen to trial this pattern that I acquired from eBay recently. It's good to find vintage patterns that I can still have a go at making that just fall within the limits of my measurements so will need grading up to have the intended ease of the design, it doesn't seem to work… Continue reading The Cut Above Collection – Cardigan Jacket Part 1