I made a sweater for Maus just before she was 2. It was the Little Hoodlum pattern by Julia Stanfield. That little golden yellow hoodie was worn all the time by Maus, and was then passed on to C, who still wears it just as much as she […]
We have had leather-soled, crocheted slippers on the kids’ feet since they were born. I even had a pair myself until they recently fell apart. Up until now I have bought the slippers, but with both kids now in sizes costing over $40, our beloved crocheted slippers were becoming a bit too expensive. […]
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, […]
Papa’s upcycled hat and neck warmer…as modelled by Mama.
Papa doesn’t wear hats. Not really. But I’ve always felt that maybe it was because he didn’t have the right hat. So with the sweater parts leftover after making C another pair of longies this past fall I set about making a […]
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 […]
As the days in October slowly get cooler, it is high time some new woollies get knit. Straight from Iceland (thanks A & M!) I am trying my hand at stranded knitting for the first time, using two different shades of green Lettlopi wool. I am using […]
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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