My friend Christy on Twitter shared this link to this fantastic knitted irrational skirt! Using the digits of Pi, and working the rows using Fibonacci numbers, this skirt is so cool! She also did all of the prime numbers on the skirt in blue- how much math geek can you fit into a project? Its worked as a long strip and then stitched into a spiral afterwards if I read the description correctly. Seriously, I absolutely love this, though I think its a bit much for me to take on right now.Read the rest…

Friday I decided to work on a project using the scant remains of a skein of yarn I had. The knitting bug has bitten me hard to say the least but I’m having so much fun with it! This yarn was the leftovers from my very short lived attempt at crocheting, and it also made up some of the stripes (about 1/4th of them) in my practice scarf. There wasn’t a lot left, so I decided to make a preemie-sized baby beanie with it. Apparently I judged the size of my project well because there was literally only about 18″ of yarn left after I finished it! It turned out really well and I’m quite pleased with it. I’ve added it to my shop for purchase , so you can see it by clicking the link above. I plan on doing another one Saturday while Mattie is out with his dad and probably while he is playing video games or if we watch TV. Its such an easy project to do and doesn’t take a lot of effort to do it. I did need some help is figuring out how many stitches I needed to cast on as well as the sizeRead the rest…

Deby at So Sew Easy made a post on her blog that I think would be very useful to people just starting to sew. She breaks down the front and back of the envelope section by section and explains everything- including a use you might not have thought of for the side of the envelope that’s printed in other languages. Check out her post here. I wish someone had sat me down and explained the envelope back like this for me. I think the moment it finally clicked on how to measure myself to correlate to the envelope came when I emailed one of the “Big Four” and asked them exactly how I was supposed to be doing it. Lucky for me customer service at that company was great in helping me out and setting me straight!Read the rest…

These links go to other blogs which focus heavily on sewing, whether it be clothing, accessories, home decor, or anything else. If you have an awesome sewing blog and you’d like me to check it out, leave a comment somewhere and tell me about it. I’d love to see it! Amanda’s Adventures in Sewing Dottie Doodle Fashion Fantastica Gertie’s New Blog for Better Sewing Handmade By Caroline Jeanne Marie’s Sewing Studio Jennifer Lauren Vintage Mermaid’s Purse Miss Celie’s Pants Mrs. Hughes New Vintage Wardrobe No Time to Sew Ooobop! Polka Dot Overload Sew Passionista Sew Vera Venus The Little Tailoress The Sometimes Sewist This Year’s Dozen Very Purple Person We Sew Retro Wearing History Technical Links, Information, Patterns, and Help Sewing Facings w/an Invisible Zipper Vintage Stitching – Pattern Dating Seven Essential Sewing Skills McCall’s, Vogue, Butterick, Quik Sew & Wallies Circle Skirt Calculator (Full, Half, 3/4) Simplicity How To Sew Mitered Corners History of the Butterick Sewing Pattern Company Adding Piping We Sew Retro Pattern Shop Adding a Simple Front Placket How To Add a Side Pocket Five Easy Steps To Adding Ruffles Mastering The Buttonhole Attachment  Read the rest…