knitting

French Vanilla Sweater

Sometimes we start a project super eager, enthusiastic, and with a ton of drive and desire to get it done. And then.... Yeah, it's one of those projects. The thing is, it shouldn't have been. This sweater is self-designed, and it's made to be simple. It is a tube with arm holes. There are no… Continue reading French Vanilla Sweater

knitting

Goodbye sweater, hello frog pond

So way back when I was living in Florence, I found this book at the English book store, Vintage Knitwear for Modern Knitters (Ravelry page). It was a great combination of hilarious duds and elegant classics, so I bought the book for about 5 euro and then it languished on a shelf for ages since… Continue reading Goodbye sweater, hello frog pond

sewing

Project: Fail

Every once in a while, I get the urge to sew something from a commercial pattern. This is kind of like the urge to go swimsuit or jean shopping, in which I think that I need an item (in some cases, I do actually need the item) and then I remember why I decided that… Continue reading Project: Fail