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A Look back on 2019

In the holiday craziness it is easy to think only on the projects that didn't make the list or weren't finished.  While I may enjoy the challenge (trust me, it usually is some sort of challenge), my loved ones don't enjoy being in second place to projects during the holiday crafting season. Besides, the year… Continue reading A Look back on 2019

knitting · Pets · Sewing

Christmas 2019 – The year of the Ugly Fruitcake

Christmas for crafters begins much earlier than Dec. 6th (St. Nicholas' Day). I looked back in my project notebook to see when I actually started this year's Christmas sweaters for the grandsons.  I had neglected to even mention the project on the index page.  On the actual project page, I see 11/20/2019 as the start… Continue reading Christmas 2019 – The year of the Ugly Fruitcake

Pets · Sewing

Mending Monday – running shorts

The panel of "breathable" fabric had worn right through.  Other than that, these running shorts were in good repair.  The first step was to purchase a replacement fabric.  I didn't go for anything "breathable", as per DW's request.  I picked up a knit fabric that was a little more sturdy, a very fine 1x1 ribbed… Continue reading Mending Monday – running shorts

knitting · Quilts

Workbasket – Sweaters nearly done

As of this picture, the only thing that still needed doing was the binding.  I finished it and gave it to WW for her birthday. I have been very busy knitting the two little Christmas sweaters for the Gsons.  I haven't been very good at taking pictures of ongoing progress.  At one point the boys… Continue reading Workbasket – Sweaters nearly done

knitting · Quilts · Sewing

Workbasket – Christmas Knitting has begun

A couple of years ago I made some Christmas sweaters (sweaters that I give as gifts at Christmas time, not the awful "ugly sweaters" that it is popular to wear to Christmas parties) for the grandsons.  I used the pattern from this book:   They were made from a lovely heather-blue washable yarn with an… Continue reading Workbasket – Christmas Knitting has begun