Thursday, October 12, 2017


My wardrobe plan for fall is working. Today is sunny and cool--perfect for an outing in Dress #1 from 100 Acts of Sewing in Merchant and Mills teal washed linen (purchased from Fabrications in Ottawa) topped by my original grey Audrey Coat.

I'll probably wear grey bamboo leggings, half boots, and perhaps my Fibonacci Neckerchief. When the weather is like this, it's the best time of the year. Few insects, warmish afternoons, lots of opportunities to wear thick sweaters without having to cover them up with a winter coat.
I'm participating in #slowfashionoctober. Be sure to share your own makings there too.


  1. Hello! I just found you via Karen Templer's blog today. If I may, I would like to ask a question I posted last fall for slowfashionoctober but received no response. I knitted a Lopi sweater (not stranded) years ago for my daughter when she was leaving for college. I knew nothing about knitting at the time but soldiered on! The sweater was extremely oversized and 2 people could probably fit into it today. It's a pullover and I want to make it wearable for her now in 2017. Karen had no suggestions for me a year ago, but after reading her blog today, I'm wondering if I could "resize it" by steaking it right down the middle and eliminating the excess fabric. I unfortunately have no yarn remaining from this project for a button band, but maybe a zipper would work (a new skill to learn!). She is 39 years old now - married and the mother of two young children. She is battling stage 4 colon cancer and I would love to give her this "big hug" to wear once again for sentimental reasons. Thank you so much for any suggestions you may have. If it's easier, my email address is Thanks once again for your kindness...happy knitting!

  2. Remember that if you simply take some inches out of the front, the sweater will look wonky unless you do the same at the back. Why not just leave it oversized? To add a zipper, after you cut the steek (see my tutorial section), pick up stitches for the borders, then knit 1 row and immediately cast off. At that point, go to the "All Zipped Up" tutorial to see how to install a zipper. Best wishes.

  3. Of course...sewing 101 that I didn't consider - whatever you do to the front, you need to do to the back! Thanks so much for your help...I'm going to try this soon! Happy stitching!

  4. I just looked at all your tutorials...where have you been all my life??? They're incredibly wonderful...I'm so happy I found your blog! Your knitting is lovely...thanks so much for inspiring and teaching!

  5. Thanks once again for your kindness...happy knitting!

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