Learning to Knit Cables – Wool Cabled Hat, Scarf and Mittens

One of my goals for 2018 is to knit more and learn new techniques.  Most of my knitting  has been focused on using the stockinette stitch, a row of knit and then a row of purl.  Recently I taught myself how to knit cable patterns.  This scarf, hat and mittens were my first foray into […]

Knitted Wool Vest – Splitstone Vest Pattern

I recently finished knitting this brown wool vest.  The pattern, called Splitstone by designer Alicia Plummer. is available on Ravelry.   I used Rowan’s pure worsted wool made in England that I purchased at Fibre Space – a Yarn Universe in Alexandria, Virginia.  If you haven’t been to this wonderful indie store yet, you need to […]

A Tailored Shirt for the Fall from Simplicity 1538

I just finished sewing this tailored shirt using Simplicity 1538, view B. This was the first time that I’ve made a shirt from this pattern and I am so pleased with the results…

Black and Pink Lace Bra and Panties – Bra from Pin-up Girls Patterns and Panties from Kwik Sew K2325

Hot off my sewing machine!  I just finished a partial-band bra and pantie set made from black stretch galloon lace and fushia powernet…

Butterick #6446 – Blue Gingham Dress

After a summer of sewing for other people and for our new home, I decided it was time to make a dress for myself.  I love gingham and…

Kimono Robes – Made from Cotton Fabric from San Francisco’s Fabric Outlet

Making these kimono robes was a win-win for both me and my twin – she has a new robe and I have a great pattern, in two lengths and two chest widths, that I’m sewing again and again.

Yummiest and Easiest Waffles EVER! Overnight Yeast-Raised Waffles!

I love this recipe because in addition to the results, amazing waffles, you make them the night before, store the batter in the refrigerator, and in the morning, add the baking soda, stir and make waffles!  Just 15 minutes from the time you wake up until you are EATING THE BEST WAFFLES EVER!