Sunday, June 28, 2015

Stripe Study Shawl

An office reorganization has left my sewing equipment in a pile, ready to be set up again, but in the meanwhile I've finally had a chance to finish this shawl I've been working on since March.

The pattern is Veera Välimäki's large triangular Stripe Study shawl, and I used Miss Bab's Yummy 2-ply, which I had picked up at Stitches West this year.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Knots of Love

This weekend I had a chance to make two hats for Knots of Love, a charity which collects and distributes handmade chemo caps and hats to those undergoing chemotherapy or facing other illnesses. I meant to make one, but crochet goes so quickly that I ended up doing two!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Rolled Hem via Serger

A rolled hem done with a serger or overlock machine is just about the easiest thing ever. Fancier machines will have the setting built in, and all it takes is a flip of a dial. Older machines with manual tension control will need a little more work, but it's still doable if you understand the theory of it!

Rolled hems are great for napkin edges, kitchen linens, skirt hems, and scarves, just to name a few examples. Once you've seen them, you can't help but notice them on many store-bought items.