Showing posts from February, 2017

Tell Me, Tell me, Do!

Dear Friends,

What do you love about this blog? I don't know which parts and styles you like best. I would love to tailor it a little bit (yes that's a pun) but I want to have your input!

What do you want to see:
- Mostly just pictures of finished items
- Pictures of how I made an item, particularly ones that end up in my shop
- Pictures of how I made an item, particularly ones I make that don't end up in the shop
- Pictures of how I made an item, with really good instructions and explanations
- Essays on other topics mixed into pictures and tutorials
- Mostly essays, with only a few pictures now and then

PLEASE comment! I'd love to know what you think!

Most sincerely yours,
~ Sarah

Pure, Unadulterated Nerdy Cuteness

Ok, so I'm completely geeky, but I got super excited when a friend gave me a hat that may or may not look similar to a character in a well known film...

Garment Data:
- Type: Baby hat, mittens, booties
- Date made: Unknown, plus January and February 2017
- Pattern: Made up
- Fabric/Materials: Acrylic yarn
- Trim: the same yarn
- Time to finish: a few days

Most sincerely yours,
~ Sarah

Hey, Kid, Get Off My Lawn!

Summary: If someone is not like you (let's say, they're a different age, or race, or religion), don't make sweeping statements. While you might (maybe) be right about a few individuals, you will be dead wrong about a whole lot more.

“The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise.”
― often attributed to Socrates

Hi Friends.

I have recently had the (mis)fortune of hearing, in various contexts, statements which amount to "young people, they're no good". I would like to examine my experience more closely. Generally, here's why I'd like to address this topic:
I generally fall within the age that they consider "young",AND their statement is incorrect regarding me and most (if not all) of the people I know who are my age or close to it,THEREFORE their statement, while (maybe) right about a few individuals, is FALSE,ADDITIONALLY (as seen at the head …

Rose Baby Hat

Dear friends,

So, it seems I know many babies. A friend asked me to design and make a hat that looked like a rose, for an infant friend of hers. It came out looking more like a species rose (which has flat petals around a middle) more than a double rose (the kind you're used to seeing), but I still think it came out pretty cute! I'm contemplating making a toddler dress in the same style.

Garment Data:
- Type: Knitted hat
- Date made: December 2016
- Pattern: Made up as I went!
- Fabric/Materials: 100% acrylic yarn
- Trim: same, but crocheted
- Time to finish: a few days, mostly because I was figuring out the pattern, and also because as the leaves overlap the petals, I was doing a lot of color switching.

Most sincerely yours,
~ Sarah