Rift and Sock

This is a sock from Knitpicks’s Socktacular. It has an eyelet rib pattern and an unusual heel. I’m also still working on the Market Jacket, and I have made the head of a stuffed bunny, but even so I have […]


Spoonflower order

I’m working on paying off my medical bills and saving up for a trip to Germany I hope to make in September, and therefore I have been avoiding spending money. I decided, though, after long thought, that I have to […]


DYW Palette Spring 2022

Looking back, I can see that I usually do some variant on blue and coral for spring, and gray and burgundy for fall. This year, I’m planning on Very Peri with Granite Green — or purple and green. Not blue […]


DYW: The Story

It’s Story time at DYW. I always have trouble with The Story in Design Your Wardrobe. I shouldn’t. That should be the easiest part for me: pick a few words that sum up the elements you notice in your inspiration […]


DYW Spring 2022

The Seamwork Design Your Wardrobe challenge begins today. I’ve been mulling over the plan for this year. I feel like I have plenty of clothes at this point. I also have lots of lovely fabric and yarn that needs to […]

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BPV and spring colors

My Spoonflower order arrived, Coincidentally, I got an email ad showing this trio of colors: I resisted the temptation to order yarn, but I think this grouping of periwinkle, blue green, and gray will be my Spring 2022 DYW palette. […]


Sewing Patterns?

The Seamworks DYW doesn’t begin until February 28th but I’ve been contemplating it. I sorted through my sewing patterns and found that all but two of them are now too big. Off to Goodwill with them! I do have my […]



#1 daughter and I went to a local winery to check it out as a wedding venue for #2 daughter. I wore Look #1 from my Labor Day sewing — the DYW 2021 Fall Collection. The winery had a lot […]