An ever so brief introduction to the blog. This personal blog space has been around in one form or another since 2010. It focuses on making, creativity, and clothing. Thank you for being here with me. - xo, Holly

6
Dec
2017
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a sweater body and finished edits

Each Wednesday, I post a snapshot of the projects I’m working on, and where my brain is at.

The bottom hem of my Fairchild sweater is finished! After I got back from traveling for Thanksgiving, I put the sleeve of my sweater away, and started working on the body again. I finished up the ribbing at the hem of the sweater, and worked a tubular bind off so that the hem of the ribbing would be seamless.

Next I’ll continue working on the first sleeve, and the second, then join everything together and finish the neckline.

Over on Who Wears Who, I wrote about a sweater that I’ve been wearing TONS! It’s a mens sweater that I never would have picked up on my own, but that I love having in my wardrobe, and always gives me 1920s sportswear sweater vibes.

AND! The edits to Shawl Geometry Book 3 are FINISHED!

The final check is back from the editor, the final edits are put it, the Is are dotted and the Ts are crossed, the page numbers are correct, and the links all work. Finally! I just need to make the file all spiffy, and then it is getting sent out to everyone who previously bought it – probably within the next couple days or a week. If you want to pick up a copy now, and get the update the moment it’s available, you can buy your copy here.

Yay!

29
Nov
2017
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an even longer disembodied sleeve

Each Wednesday, I post a snapshot of the projects I’m working on, and where my brain is at.

Traveling for Thanksgiving means that the disembodied sleeve I began last week as good travel knitting, is a far longer disembodied sleeve now. Since the beginning this sweater has been fantastic mindless knitting – lots of long expanses of straightforward stockinette, with some interesting construction details to look forward to, and the sleeves are no exception.

I also finished up reading Folk Fashion by Amy Tigger Holroyd, it was a great read, and I finally found a use for these mustache post-it notes that I’ve never had a use for, but couldn’t bring myself to get rid of. The book made some interesting points about folk fashion in relation to the large scope of fashion, identity, and culture. If you’re at all interested in that, I’d suggest taking a look at this book. I’m also considering writing a more in-depth review of it (hence the notes).

In addition to all that, I’ve been going back and have started sprucing up the Shawl Geometry series of blog posts. I’ve got all the photos and graphics updated, and next up is updating all the text & patterns. If you’re new around here, this series of blog posts is what originally spawned the whole series of Shawl Geometry Books – you can start at the beginning of the series right here.

22
Nov
2017
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a disembodied sleeve

Each Wednesday, I post a snapshot of the projects I’m working on, and where my brain is at.

a disembodied sweater sleeve

I’ve been steadily knitting away on the body of my Fairchild sweater, and have almost reached the hem. But at this point the project is fairly large and bulky, which doesn’t make it ideal Thanksgiving travel knitting. So I cast on for a sleeve, which is far more purse & travel friendly.

The Shawl Geometry Book Three update continues slowly.

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