Going back to my roots today with a good old fashioned book review! I was already familiar with Clara Parkes before starting Knitlandia; I got the Knitter's Book of Socks for my birthday and fell in love with her writing style. She effortlessly imparts huge amounts of technical information to the reader without you even… Continue reading Book Review: ‘Knitlandia’ by Clara Parkes
I didn't have enough handmade clothes to participate in Me-Made May this year, so I did a miniature version when I went to Copenhagen recently. I challenged myself to wear me-made clothes for the whole six days- here's how it went! These are the clothes I took with me. All are me-mades except for my… Continue reading Handmade holiday wardrobe- Copenhagen
For my birthday this year, I was given two beautiful skeins of Malabrigo Rios. One was in the shade 'Aniversario', a crazy blend of pinks and greens, and the other was in the shade 'Hojas', a rich greeny blue. I'm saving the 'Aniversario' skein for the Aquamarline I'm planning on making- most of the stash… Continue reading ‘Salut Cheri’ beret in Malabrigo Rios
Lately I've been drawn to skirts/dresses with longer hemlines, which made me notice a gap in my wardrobe- a long coat. The longest one I own hits at mid-thigh, which looks really weird with the midi-length styles I've been wearing. I decided to make a long black duster, which could be worn all year round.… Continue reading Seamwork ‘Quince’ duster coat
A few months ago I stumbled across an old issue of Laine Magazine in a charity shop, and I'm so happy with my find! Aside from the Virva mitts, there are several other gorgeous pattern in it that I can't wait to make. Considering it was less than a fiver, it was exceptionally good value!… Continue reading ‘Virva’ Fingerless mitts (From Laine Magazine)
This year I decided to make myself a 'birthday dress', as the start of what will hopefully be a new tradition. I'm not big on fancy party dresses though, so I wanted something I could wear year round, but that was still a little bit special... I bought Breaking the Pattern as an early birthday… Continue reading Striped ‘Sade’ dress (From Breaking the Pattern)
If you've read basically any sewing blog before, you've probably heard of Goldhawk Road... If not, it's a street in London which is pretty much lined with fabric shops- heaven! Up to last weekend I'd never been before, but it's my birthday soon and I thought a fabric shopping trip would be a lovely treat.… Continue reading Goldhawk Road trip and fabric haul!