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I made…another dress!

I've made it to the part of the summer where my kid has camp every day at the science center (where they have very good masking and safety policies, which I keep reminding myself) and my spouse is working on campus while she's at camp, which means that every day, for about 7 straight hours,… Continue reading I made…another dress!

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I made a dress!

In my efforts to "level up" my sewing skills, I decided that I wanted to try to make a simple dress. I picked Anna Allen's "Demeter Dress" pattern because it seemed like a nice, simple dress; it's intended to fit loose and the skirt part was basically identical in construction to the Cleo skirts I've… Continue reading I made a dress!

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Things *WE* knit together: an alpaca!

The alpaca is finished! It turned out so adorable! It's going to be a gift for my daughter's amazing 3rd grade teacher (who loves alpacas). Project Details:Pattern: Alpaca, from Susan B. AndersonYarn: Blue Sky Organic Cotton in “Bone” (for Alpaca) and Cascade Tangier in “Geometric” (for blanket), both left over from this babyStripes!Needles: size 6… Continue reading Things *WE* knit together: an alpaca!

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Snap!

Last night, just as I was in the middle of binding off my sock, my needle SNAPPED. It's a brand new needle! (A Knitter's Pride Dreamz size 1, for the record.) I wasn't even putting a lot of pressure on it; I've snapped size 1 dpns before trying to execute tight decreases and such, but… Continue reading Snap!