Knitting, Machine knitting, Sydney, Travel

N is for Nondescript

Well, clearly not the setting, but it was a grey old day in Sydney and I was wearing a nondescript grey jumper. We saw on the news that Sydney had had a shocking storm the night before and, whilst we saw all the lightening, we were in our hotel and completely shielded from the hail […]

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Archie, Australian native plants, refashion, Tom

M is for Medallion

… or it could be Majority, because today is Archie’s 21st birthday party. He had to wait until after exams, so it’s a little belated. The medallion reference is to the pattern at the front of the dress – a bit of a stretch, and thanks to my friend S who suggested it (so it’s […]

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Archie, Butterick 4664, Stashbuster

K is for Kerf

What is a “kerf” I hear you ask. Good question! It is a woodworking term (who knew?) and is the name of the shape that a saw blade makes when it cuts through a piece of wood. The shape is that double curve with the cut out piece as in the picture above. It is […]

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Simplicity 9221, Stashbuster

J is for Jiffy

As in quick – not! Sometime ago I bought this white and grey polka dotted linen/cotton mix in Spotlight and I thought that Simplicity 9221 might be a nice pattern for it. I’m not sure how this pattern finished up in my stash – it either came from my Mother or one of my sister’s […]

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Archie, Butterick 4664, vintage

I is for Italian

OK, the title of this post is another big stretch, but these boardies are made from a gorgeous Italian fabric from Tessuti’s that came as part of an earlier little online shopping spree with Tom. The boardies take 85 cms of fabric and this remnant was only 50cms, so I am pretty happy that I […]

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Kwiksew 3245, pattern review, vintage

H is for Hybrid

Mark is telling me that I am beginning to draw a long bow with these titles – too true! This dress started life as a fairly small remnant from Knitwit (the blue, white and silver fabric). I then added the plain blue for the skirt, but then decided I wanted sleeves, so went back for […]

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