WIP: Hats, Hats, Hats

The Moira Hat, obligingly modeled by William Shakesbear. I spent last week knitting up models for three more forthcoming hat patterns: the Cable Triplets hat, the Moira and the Deirdre. As you can see, I am giving my hats Irish names and a slouch prof ...

WIP: More Slouch Hats

Shakesbear models the Eileen slouch hat. I need to get an actual human to model my finished hat patterns. In the meantime, here is William Shakesbear wearing the finished slouch hat from last week. Side view showing the zig zag lace pattern I'm ...

WIP: Slouch hat and Raptor patterns

William Shakesbear models the slouch hat in progress. This version turned out to be too big for me, too. My latest trial piece for a pattern has retaught me the wisdom of doing your gauge swatch on the exact needles you will be using. That zig-zag lac ...

WIP: “The Sugar Witch” Costuming

The Bean family homestead - setting for "The Sugar Witch" "The Sugar Witch" by Nathan Sanders, the second show of the season for The Suffield Players, opens tonight. It's a Southern gothic drama, set in the Florida swamps and focusing on the Bean fami ...

Anti-Fashion Friday: Costume Distressing

Tea, cola, balsamic vinegar - tastes like costume distressing to me I have one character in the show I'm costuming next month ("The Sugar Witch" at The Suffield Players) whose costume needs to look really ratty, so last week I met up with a friend for ...

WIP: Celtic Knotwork as Knitting Patterns

Fun with test swatches. One cable pattern, two colors, three needle sizes. The orange yarn marks where I changed needles. The switch from orchid to blue marks where I ran out of my leftover orchid yarn and had to pull out another color. Just because I h ...

WIP: Slouch Hat Pattern

Test of my first idea for a cabled slouch hat. I deemed this one NOT A SUCCESS. The free Cratchit Cable Braid gloves were a big hit, so I have decided to see how an accessory pattern or two would do if I offered them for sale. First up is going to be ...

WIP: Jurassic Elves Sweater Part 2

Happy Jurassic winter holidays! The Dinos in Santa Hats holiday sweater is almost finished. Here's the update. I managed to get the front of the sweater and the top two dinosaurs on the back finished in time for Black Friday. Here's the front o ...

WIP: Jurassic Elves Holiday Sweater

Lots and lots of tiny pattern pieces, and I still have to cut out their Santa hats. When my part-time retail gig put up the "Black Friday Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest" sign by the time clock, I realized three things: I refuse to pay money (even i ...

Cratchit Cable Braid Gloves

Bob Cratchit was never this colorful. Free pattern Friday! The pattern for the Bob Cratchit style gloves I knit myself a few weeks ago is now available on ravelry. It contains instructions for adult sizes XS (circumference around palm of 5"/12.5cm) th ...