As you can probably tell from my post the other day that I’ve been learning to knit.  Last Saturday I took a beginning knitting class at a local shop in Cary, Warm n’ Fuzzy.  The class was excellent as you can see I am super excited to finally be able to both knit and pearl (previously I had only been able to knit, which was…limiting to say the least).

The second part of this two day class is this coming Saturday.  I’ve been practicing and I can already see and make some corrections when I mess up.  It’s a lot of fun and I can’t wait to post some more pictures!

My very first stockinette!


I can’t believe it’s 2015. In fact, here I am, 9 days into 2015 and I still feel like, “Where did November go?!?” 2014 was both awesome and crazy.  I feel like I accomplished a ton of sewing projects but at the same time I also feel like I got next to nothing done.

In the end I managed to finish 6 things this year:

  • A hood for my husband’s protégé
  • A Louise Belcher Costume
  • A DC Bombshell Batwoman Costume
  • New blue linen doublet for my husband for Jamestown volunteering
  • A red wool doublet
  • A brown linen petticoat with red wool guards

(And I still need to post pictures of most of these)

And alter 3 things:

  • My red wool petticoat (re-did the waist band)
  • My blue linen petticoat bodies (shortened the hem by about an inch and re-pleated the petticoat)
  • My husband’s leather arming jerkin (re-did the skirt from tabs to pickadils-still need to add lacing holes)

But I still have several projects in process:

  • Hoods for my apprentices
  • A project for my husband
  • 19th Century pants for my cousin

I need to finish the project I currently have going in the next couple of months but I’m starting to think about what I want to do over the next year. What do I want to work on? What new skills to I want to pick up? Where I am going with this? What does it all mean?

Until next time when our intrepid heroine attempts to figure out what she wants to do with her fabric.