I've been on a knitting bender lately, trying to use up yarn that's been stashed away. I finished two scarves recently, both free patterns available on Ravelry here and here. One is a cowl made with a skein of bulky yarn. It's knit like a scarf and then the ends are sewn together to form… Continue reading Knitting, Thanksgiving, and Hair Like David Cassidy
Knitting this shoulderette from a pattern from 1953 only took me 2.5 months! Yeek. First I ran out of yarn, then the store didn't carry it anymore, so I had to order it online. Once it arrived I pulled the yarn out to start knitting and... Yeah. That only took 20 minutes to sort out.… Continue reading 1953 Shoulderette Finished!
I absolutely love old bottles. I have since I was a kid - there are a lot of them around the house, sitting on shelves and generally just being rad. There have been so many in the house that at times I have to list them for sale in the Etsy shop just to try… Continue reading How to Clean Old Bottles
Have you heard of the 1930s knitting pattern called the 3-Hour Sweater? (Only if you are into knitting, I imagine.) For my first real knitting project, I'm attempting the 3 hour sweater. It's a pattern from the 30s, and is (supposedly) pretty easy. From what I've read about said pattern, you will only be able… Continue reading The 3-Hour Sweater (1930s Knitting Pattern)
When I posted my first Gibson girl hair tutorial, it was the simplest version of the style - sort of a flatter topknot secured with pins, with plenty of big-hair-height. I promised a more elaborate version, and this is it. Be forewarned - this turned into a hot mess. The style isn't known for being… Continue reading Gibson Girl Hair Tutorial : A More Elaborate Version