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Archive for February, 2017

Layette: FO #2

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Oliver & s Lullaby Layette trousers. Front above, and the back below with snazzy pockets. As usual, I couldn’t wait to press them before I took the photo. I pinned the pockets down, gathering the curve to get a good shape. Then I topstitched them by hand. I sewed elastic in the waistband, just in […]

Busy Week

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

It’s been a busy week.

HotPatterns Fringe Festival Top

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

This is the HotPatterns Fringe Festival Top. It consists of just three pieces: front and back, plus the scarf. Both front and back pieces are cut with a seam, not on the fold. This gives the top good shaping, but I have seen bloggers eliminate the center seams. I could see doing that in the […]

Layette FO #1: Slip Stitch Cardigan

Friday, February 17th, 2017

This is Carole Berenys’s Seamless Yoked Sweater. I made the less-decorated boy’s version. The patterns is somewhat casual — no mention of length or of measurements at all, and this is the “newborn to 6-mo” size, which is a large range. There’s a larger size included in the pattern, but I’ll be making a smaller […]

Bad Poetry

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

We’re currently working on a couple of hymns. Here’s a beautiful piece by Keith & Kristyn Getty: ‚ÄúSpeak, O Lord, as we come to You To receive the food of Your Holy Word. Take Your truth, plant it deep in us; Shape and fashion us in Your likeness, That the light of Christ might be […]

When the Wheels Fall Off

Monday, February 13th, 2017

What with all this time spent with people, new projects, and all, not to mention a couple of weeks of illness, I am seriously behind on work. Nonetheless, I am making progress on Layette Item #1: the gray tweed cardigan with slipped stitch decoration. Apart from that, I can’t say much. I’m having my proper […]


Sunday, February 12th, 2017

I’ve been spending a lot of time with people lately. Just today I had church, a play with La Bella, and Session meeting, plus some time with my husband. The past couple of weeks have included lots of meetings, social occasions, and family time, plus rehearsals. All these things are good and enjoyable, and I’m […]

Layette: Pattern Prep

Saturday, February 11th, 2017

I ended up with four patterns for the sewn part of the layette: S1330 has lap-shoulder tops, harem pants, kimono jacket, shoes and blanket. This was the only one I found at the local fabric store. The shoes are cute enough to make the purchase worthwhile. This Oliver & s Lullaby Layette pattern is the […]

Layette: Fabric

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Three boxes arrived today: two boxes of candy, totaling 30 full size candy bars and 4 bags of fun-sized bars, and a box of fabric. Which one is more exciting? The fabric, of course. This is the layette fabric. The gray romper, the French terry for gowns and T shirts, the elephant jackets, the 9 […]

Layette: Yarn

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

I’m admittedly a bit of a fiber snob, but not for baby clothes. Baby clothes have to be washed a lot, preferably by machine, and they won’t be worn long enough to get that ratty look synthetics get. They don’t take long enough to knit that this should bother you. So baby clothes should be […]

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