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HSM January 2019 – Update #1

The Dolly Dearest knitting pattern had been translated by Franklin Habit and posted on the knitty.com site.  But what wasn't there was the type of wool and size of needles suggested by the original pattern.  I went to my book shelf and skimmed through the reprinted volumes that I had, until I found the pattern.… Continue reading HSM January 2019 – Update #1

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Late Christmas Gifts – finally delivered!!

Some gifts did not get done in time.  I just got behind in my knitting.  M&M, my nephews in North Carolina had to wait to get their gifts.  They were also getting hats and scarves.  Because the hats are quick, I started with those.  I figured that I could make the hats and send them… Continue reading Late Christmas Gifts – finally delivered!!

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Update – Christmas knitting pictures

Somehow, I managed to not ever see my grandson's in the sweater vests that I knit them for Christmas.  My amazing son sent me a picture over the weekend.  Here they are: The pattern sizes were "4-5 years" and "2-3 years".  So the boys will have plenty of time to grown into them.  For right… Continue reading Update – Christmas knitting pictures

Historical Sew Monthly · knitting · sewing · workbasket

January HSM Challenge – Dressed to the Nines

January: Dressed to the Nines: make something fancy so you’ll be ‘dressed to the nines’ – whether its the full outfit, or a little accessory. Or look at the challenge in a different way, and make something from a year ending in 9 (find a portrait or fashion plate or mention to support the date), or… Continue reading January HSM Challenge – Dressed to the Nines