I received a couple of wee hand-me-down Engel wool shirts and a wool diaper cover from a friend of mine for the new babe.
I ought to take a step back here and say that we are preparing to welcome another babe to our family, a sibling for Maus and Cub, towards the […]
As I was knitting Cub’s birthday sweater Maus would periodically check on the progress, and mention, while doing so, that she would like another sweater as well. Pink, she would say. I thought the Sunday Sweater pattern would be a good one to do, […]
A while ago Mausi’s papa gave me this book as a present, “Les couleurs francaises” by Yoshiko Tsukiori. I’ve long admired the styles in the Japanese dress books I had seen, and this book is particularly nice as it has both women’s and girls’ patterns in one book. An Easter dress seemed […]
Our little Cub turned 2 a month ago on March 1st, and although it wasn’t quite ready in time…the buttons were put on that next week, by a week later he had his birthday cardigan. Everyone needs a cardigan. Second only to a hoodie (and a hooded cardigan makes even that unnecessary) a cardigan is […]
Little Mr. C’s 2nd birthday is fast approaching, and as it’s been a while since he has had some handknits made just for him, I thought a cozy cardigan would be just the thing. I’m knitting with with Rowan pure wool worsted, which is a superwash wool and so […]
It’s cold here just now. Really cold. At least really cold for southwestern Ontario. An average of -23°C not counting the windchill. I am ready for something a little warmer. Even -5°C would seem positively balmy! But the freezing temperatures have made me appreciate our woolies even more (and I wouldn’t have […]
November passed by much too quickly this year. Wasn’t it just Hallowe’en?
With November came the colder weather. Watching Maus on a particularly blustery walk home from school, as she tucked her face into the top of jacket, it occurred to me that the one thing missing […]
This short-sleeved version of the Jane cardigan by Georgie Hallam was started in June and finished in July, and was intended to be a lot faster of a knit than it turned out to be. But then, who am I kidding, nothing gets […]
I knew that this vest would be useful, I just didn’t realize exactly how useful it would be! I think Mausi wears this at least 4 days a week…with everything; over long-sleeved t-shirts, blouses, and dresses dresses and even under overalls. If an extra layer is needed on […]
I recently finished Milo for Maus, and we definitely have a winner here!
With winter quickly approaching I wanted an extra layer that would keep her warm, yet not overheat her when she is indoors. A vest was the perfect midway point, keeping […]
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