Pattern Review: Vogue Knitting’s Fingerless Gloves

Flower Wrist WarmersOooooh! Aren’t these just the fanciest things you ever did see? These are the Fingerless Gloves from Vogue Knitting Holiday 2009. Believe it or not, these gloves are made by knitting one large and one small star in the round, then sewing the points together into a shape that fits over one’s arms. I must admit they look a lot more complicated than they actually are – though they are still a bit complex.
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Pattern Review: Interweave Knits’ Anouschka Scarf

BubbleScarfWow. This project took sooo incredibly long. But I think it was worth it. This is definitely one of those long time investment type projects. This project is the Anouschka Scarf from Interweave Knits Holiday Gifts 2010 issue. It’s a really cool looking scarf that has multiple looks depending on how you treat it. Pull on the inner cord and it scrunches up the bubbles into these lovely drapey ruffles, our leave the inner cord loose and you get to see the full waves of the bubbles.
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Freebie Friday: The Gothic Lolita Satchel

I remember the first time I saw a Gothic Lolita Bible. Up until then I was not interested in goth at all. Marilyn Manson was definitely not my thing and I thought all the black and chains and fishnets were kind of boring really – uninspired. But when I cracked open that Gothic Lolita Bible I saw what goth should and could be. Gothic with … Continue reading Freebie Friday: The Gothic Lolita Satchel

Freebie Friday: The Pretty in Plaid Purse

Here’s a really flirty, feminine bag for you pink lovers out there 😀 These aren’t the usual sorts of bags I design, but I thought I’d try something that looked a little fancier and less utilitarian than what I usually make. The fabric was some leftover plaid from a pair of pants I made a long long time ago. It has a delightfully preppy look … Continue reading Freebie Friday: The Pretty in Plaid Purse