WIPs: Starting over, for whatever reason, is kinda my thing. Our knitting group even has a name for it... "Doing a Lorri". True to form, project s were frogged and started over. The shrug is an easy pattern to knit. The yarn is slippery. Stitches drop off quickly, then run away equally as fast. When… Continue reading Workbasket – Oops, I Did it Again
I am still trying to finish the blanket that was supposed to be a Christmas gift for DIL. Each and every chance I get, I knit. Even if it is a couple of stitches, it is progress. This is the last border that needs to be finished before piecing it all together. About 1/2 way… Continue reading Workbasket – Last Christmas Gift of 2020
So many projects and a hard deadline. I'm pretty sure that I am not the only one that has knitting plans larger than my time frame. Then there are the things that come up, or I think I can quickly fit in... While talking with my son, he mentioned that the stockings I had knit,… Continue reading Workbasket – Deep in the thick of Christmas Crafting
Several years ago, I made Christmas stockings for my Son's family, My brother's family and my sister's grandchildren, Eleven Total. This year my sister asked me to make stockings for her 3 additional grandchildren. Apparently I hadn't saved the pattern. I borrowed back one of the stockings that I had previously made I found a… Continue reading Workbasket
In the world of historical sewing, of which I have only dipped a toe, there are many that use original techniques of the era that they are making or recreating. Something that I have always wondered: why aren't the attachments used that were available during the same time period as the garment being made? During… Continue reading Why not use Attachments?