Thursday, June 23, 2022

Knitting the Stria Hat Part 2 - A finished hat

I finished my Stria hat in plenty of time for the Spring challenge knitalong. I managed to finish it in three days which was amazing!! The only annoying thing is that now it must be tucked away until autumn and cooler weather returns. I don't know what the weather is like where you are, but Tennessee is in full on summer mode. We've had a heat wave over the last couple of weeks with temperatures in the 90+ F. Definitely not the weather for hand knit wool hats. 😳

Here are the knitty details:

Pattern: Stria Hat by Andrea Mowry

Size: Small

Yarn: Navy - *Cloudborn Highland Superwash Sock Twist | Mustard & Pink - my hand dyed yarn from stash

Needle: US size 1/2.25mm clover bamboo circular

Friday, June 3, 2022

Woldenburn Podcast Episode 19 Show Notes


Woldenburn - A Sewing and Knitting Podcast Filmed Thursday, June 2, 2022 🌼 🌼 TIME STAMPS 🌼 🌼 Intro/Chatting Knitting: 00:01:20 Knitting Inspiration: 00:26:09 Sewing: 00:35:36 Books and More: 00:52:37

Friday, May 27, 2022

Knitting the Stria Hat Part 1

I've been wanting to knit the Stria cardigan by Andrea Mowry of Drea Renee Knits for some time. Pretty much since the moment the pattern was released. It just looks like such a cozy, wearable garment.

This weekend Andrea is hosting the Spring Knitting Challenge which is a knitalong with the goal being to knit the newly released Stria Hat in 5 days starting Thursday the 26th.

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Woldenburn Podcast Episode 18 Show Notes


Woldenburn - A Sewing and Knitting Podcast 🌼 🌼 TIME STAMPS 🌼 🌼 Intro/Chatting Knitting: 00:02:24 Sewing: 00:08:05 Books and More: 00:32:52 Life Chat: 00:44:30

Monday, May 16, 2022

Sewing the Deer and Doe Myosotis Dress | Version 2

Once I found out I was pregnant I knew I needed to think about and possibly do some research on what sewing patterns I had in my stash would work for maternity wear. The Deer and Doe Myosotis dress is one that popped up quite a bit when I started doing some looking. 

I originally wasn't too keen on the Myosotis dress when it was released. It was too loose and blousy for my style at the time. I was very much into quite fitted, heavily vintage inspired styles. However, in the years between then and now, my style has changed and while I still love all things dresses and vintage, comfort has become a much bigger factor in my wardrobe. 

My job changed from a coffee shop barista where I was on my feet 90% of the day to a receptionist in an insurance office and I was sitting down most of the time. Weirdly enough, I discovered that many of my lovely fitted dresses were suddenly very uncomfortable after a few hours of work because they would start cutting into my waist as it expanded throughout the day with eating/drinking and whatnot

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Woldenburn Podcast Episode 17 Show Notes


Woldenburn - A Sewing and Knitting Podcast 🌼 🌼 TIME STAMPS 🌼 🌼 Intro/Chatting Knitting: 00:01:58 Crochet: 00:15:15 Sewing: 00:21:15 Books and More: 00:30:19

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Finished Project: Ghyll Sweater by Flossi Knits

 I can't begin to tell you how pleased I am to be writing about an actual finished project. It has been such a long time since I last wrote a post like this. I was pretty burnt out after finishing the last of my Minerva projects so even though I have definitely made several things, I haven't had the slightest desire to actually photograph and blog about them.

Today, if you hadn't guessed from the title, I am going to be sharing my finished Ghyll sweater which is also my first finished project of 2022. To be fair, I've had it 97% completed for several weeks. Completing the neckband still needed to be done and for some reason it took me ages to get that sorted. I am absolutely thrilled with how this sweater came out! I think it might possibly have won the award of "favorite hand-knit sweater I've made so far". Everything about it is exactly the way I envisioned it when I was originally planning this project.