I needed some new tops to wear to work, so I went back to my old, easy standby: Built by Wendy, Simplicity 3835. I’ve been sewing this pattern for 11 years! It’s the first shirt I learned to sew, and it’s still the easiest. It’s got nothing in the way of shaping, so no fussy darts to mess with. And the simple pattern shapes are easy to modify.Read More: She sews!
There’s a new knitting pattern at Polka Dot Cottage: a quick, easy, beginner-friendly baby sweater! The Cogwheel Cardigan features simple stripes with little protruding “cogs” that are simple enough for a colorwork novice to achieve.Read More: The Cogwheel Cardigan for Baby
I’ve returned from Galloway, New Jersey, the site of the South Jersey Clayathon, and as usual, I had a fabulous time. Read all about my experience this year, get a peek inside our spacious workshop, and see the reason why I am teased for being crazy productive every year!Read More: Penstravaganza at the Clayathon!
This is the only time I have ever thrown a wool sweater in the dryer and had it be a good thing… Knitting this sweater provided me with all kinds of challenges, most of them of my own making.Read More: Vintersol
Introducing the Weekend Sweater: easy to knit, easy to wear.Read More: The Weekend Sweater Knitting Pattern
Completely substituting one patterned yoke for another in a top-down round-yoke pullover results in a fresh-looking sweater with a familiar fit. Here’s how.Read More: Sweater Yoke Tutorial: How to Replace one with Another
This lap blanket that I crocheted for my Dad has the colors of sand, rocks, and water.Read More: The Coastal Maine Blanket
I started on a Saturday evening, and finished on a Monday night – and I still found time in there to go to work for 9 hours. Gotta love quick knits!Read More: A Second Hitchhiker
I knit a shawl which I really love, but I’m having trouble figuring out how to wear it. Help me, please!Read More: The September Shawl
This show-and-tell has been brought to you by the letter P for Procrastination. Come see the shawl I crocheted 6+ months ago…Read More: A Second Sweet Pea