WIP: Knitting While Sick

Both pairs of Canada Socks are now finished and ready for winter wearing. I've been fighting off a nasty cold for the last two weeks, which is why we've been absent of blog posts, but here's what I've managed to knit during that time. Whisper Lace ...

WIP: Fall is Here

Bob Cratchit was never this colorful. I was standing around outside the other day and realized that it was time to make some Bob Cratchit style gloves - the ones with the ends of the fingers bare. So pulled a skein of Patons' Kroy Socks FX (in clover ...

WIP: Box of Adorables

This year's writing buddies try out their shipping box for size. The Writing Buddies for NaNoBoston 2018 are almost finished and ready to be sent off to their forever homes. Ninja cat still needs ears and embroidered eyes, and the fawn needs her white ...

WIP: “Ghost of a Chance” costuming

Buck the deer stands guard over the "Ghost of a Chance" set My first costuming gig of the 2018/2019 community theater season opens tomorrow. The show is "Ghost of a Chance" by Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus. The show was written in the mid-1990s and we ...

WIP: Canada Socks again

The latest Drive to Canada socks I didn't post any WIP last Wednesday because my brother and I did another Connecticut to Quebec and back run. Here's the socks I started this time, Whisper Lace Socks by Rachel Hawksley. I'm making them as 4 repeats ar ...

WIP: Writing Buddies So Far

It's getting crowded in here with all the writing buddies Writing buddies tend to take up my knitting time in September. So far, I've got two red pandas, two black and white pandas, one tiny jackalope, a fawn and the first of this year's animal luchad ...

Fashion Friday: Guo Pei

The Ming Vase gown from Guo Pei's Fall/Winter 2010 collection. I first saw Chinese couturier Guo Pei's work when my favorite fashion bloggers, Tom and Lorenzo, wrote a post about her 2010 collection. That link is unfortunately no longer working, but t ...

WIP: Still Pandas and Costumes

The pandas get meta - looking at last week's WIP photo while they pose for this week's. I spent a lot of time in thrift stores this week, looking for costume pieces to finish up clothing my "Ghost of a Chance" cast, but I didn't take any photos of the ...

Fashion Friday: Haute Couture

This is from the Guardian in February of 2016, but a costumer friend of mine just shared it with me. Here's your hit of gorgeous French haute couture for the day. It's the Dominique Sirop Collection at the National Gallery of Victoria in Australia. Follow ...

WIP: Pandas and Costumes

My creative week in a nutshell - three tiny pandas and some possible costuming pieces for my hippie psychic Since last week I have made three of this year's writing buddies (except for their embroidery finishing) and spent a lot of time and a little m ...