Delphine: the same, again

I’ve made good progress on my Delphine pullover! I got used to the pattern, and after a while it didn’t feel like quite such a slog anymore. When I was able to knit on it, that is, because it’s important to regularly pet the most adorable knitting companions in the world! Delphine is a raglan…

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Starting Delphine

It’s that time of the year again! My summer clothes are going into storage, and I’ve moved my winter clothes out of the basement into my wardrobe. I’ve used this to overhaul my closet, donating clothes I didn’t wear anymore, or wore only out of a sense of oligation to sustainability. In the process I…

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How do you motivate yourself?

I’m having a situation right now. A WIP situation. It’s very frustrating. Sage Cardigan Remember my Sage cardigan? I started it over the summer, then took a break because the cables in the two front pieces didn’t line up correctly. Calm Sweater Or my Calm sweater? It’s the second time I tried to make this…

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The state of the Sage cardigan

Before posting about a smaller knitting project I’ve finished in the past week, I wanted to show you why I’m taking a break on making my Sage cardigan. It’s pretty simple: the cables on the front pieces don’t line up with each other. It’s difficult to photograph, but I think you can see the issue…

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Progress on my Sage cardigan

I picked up my Sage cardigan (pattern by Kim Hargreaves) again! I’m still knitting the back piece, but I made a few centimetres of progress. The armhole decreases are done, now I just need to knit about two pattern repeats straight and I can start on shaping the shoulders and back neck part. I know…

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Lamour Dress Pt. 2: Starting, stopping

Since last time I posted about the Lamour Dress, I’ve cut the fabric, lining, and underlining. I took my time and used lunch breaks or slow evenings, without any pressure to get anything done (and the value judgement that comes with failing to do so). Today I finally started the sewing process. I did the…

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April Works in Progress

Now that spring has officially started, I’m making good progress on this winter pullover. It’s how I roll! I’m nearly done with the body, I just need to do the whip stitch hem. Which I’ve been procrastinating on for some reason – sometimes I’m reluctant to learn some new casting-on or casting-off technique because I’d…

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Gertie’s Lamour Dress Pt. 1: Cutting the pattern

After I told you at the beginning of the month that I planned to sew the Lamour Dress (Charm Patterns by Gertie), I procrastinated until today to actually start doing so. Why? Laziness, probably. Also dread at having to crawl around on the floor when cutting the pattern and the fabric. For one, Oscar loves…

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