January 21, 2015


knitting, beading & jeans making

Each Wednesday, I post little snippets about what’s happening, and what I’m working on.

handspun sweater

I finished off the neckline of my entirely handspun & handknit sweater. I had originally done an i-cord bind off, but that was rolling unattractively, so it took it out, and worked 3 rounds of seed stitch on a smaller needle, then bound off, and it looks much better.

bead crochet

I learned to bead crochet at VKLive this weekend and might have gotten a little bit obsessed. VKLive was a blast – thank you so much to those of you who stopped to say hi. I didn’t take many photos, and (following my Rhinebeck trend) didn’t buy much. I bought the beads that you see in the photo, and a gleener, but that’s it.

jean making begins again

And I restarted the jeans making experiment. Way back at the very beginning of the self-made wardrobe I experimented a bit with making jeans, enough experimentation to get a mockup that was “ok” but needed some fit adjustments. I put them down to work on sweaters and other cold weather things, and completely forgot what I was going to do to them, so I started again from scratch. Fingers crossed this experiment goes better.