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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March Works in Progress

I learnt a new fiber art! I’ve had this crazy idea for a while to make a carpet for our bedroom (spurred by the prize point of commercial carpets). Before committing to such a huge project I figured I’d try the knotted-pile technique on something smaller to see it’s something I’d actually like to do…

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February Works in Progress

I’m still working on the Manu cardigan. I’ve finished both sleeves and joined them to the body. The yarn (DROPS Baby Alpaca Silk) is gorgeous! I took the cardigan with me on the train ride to Vienna, and I guess because of all the travel chaos I was absent-minded and didn’t read the pattern properly.…

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I’m working on …

I’m knitting the Manu Cardigan by Kate Davies in DROPS Baby Alpaca Silk right now. I’ve finished the body and started working on the sleeves. As is always the case with Kate Davies’ patterns, Manu is well written and easy to follow. I’ve made a lot of cotton cardigans lately, so it’ll be great to…

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So what’s new?

I’m super excited about celebrating Christmas season in our apartment together! Technically, we already had Christmas in our apartment last year, but we had moved in only in November and pretty much everything was still a construction site! Now we’re settled in we can actually enjoy the holidays here and start some traditions of our…

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Christmas knitting and sewing

From left to right, my Christmas/birthday knitting projects for 2012: Who? hat – Astronomer hat – Trixie shawl – Parabola hat – Hannover socks – Man Thing hat – Last minute handwarmers – Febuary Lady socks – Sheep heid – All Day Beret – Rose Potholders I used to knit so much for Christmas (plus…

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Curtains? Curtains!

I love a good curtain. I had cheerful yellow ones in my old apartment in Heidelberg. When I’d wake up in the morning, my room would be bathed in the most beautiful sun light peeking through the curtains! Here we have old creeky shutters in our bedroom. I hate them! They effectively shut out any…

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Help! These sleeves suck :(

Guys, I need help. Is there any easy way to make the sleeves smaller? I haaaaaaaaaaaate how huge the puffed sleeves are, but I don’t have the time to cut new, smaller sleeves. If anyone has any ideas, I’d be so grateful! (Don’t mind the skirt hem, it’s not done yet. :P)

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