My current work in progress:

Ottar Hap Shawl, designed by Kate Davies, knit from Buachaille in the Squall, Ptarmigan, and Islay colorways, using a U.S. size 9 (5.5mm) needle.


Here it is! Finished! As planned, I set in the sleeves of my coat Sunday night and then inserted my sewn lining. After sewing the lining together (with sewing machine) I pressed down the seam allowance on each side front and around the back neck. I handsewed that (using regular sewing thread) to the little […]

Read the full article →

Almost Aspen

Here is my plan for the evening: This pile of fabric and knitting is my Aspen coat. I finished all the knitting a couple of weeks ago and decided to wait until Memorial weekend to make the lining and put everything together. I cut out and sewed the lining this afternoon. I created a pattern […]

Read the full article →

Paging Doctor Molly

She’s all ready for the O/R! Actually, the doctor scrubs are not for Molly — they are on their way to someone who is in the middle of an extended hospital stay. She has an AG doll (Julie) who will don the scrubs to cheer her up! My other project this week: This is a […]

Read the full article →

Slow Fashion

On my last blog post, in response to my showing sewing projects, Gail commented: You must have a terrific machine because it can’t be easy on the ol’ needle sewing through faux shearling. I do have a terrific machine — a top-of-the-line Viking, but I make all my doll clothes by hand. As in, I sew […]

Read the full article →

Knitting Again

After a long hiatus, I picked up Aspen and am close to finishing it! I am knitting the front bands, and I have just a few more rows to go. Once that is done I will need to set in the sleeves and sew up the side seams, then construct and insert the fabric lining […]

Read the full article →