What I'm Listening To: The Greatest Showman Soundtrack

Monday, January 29, 2018
I have a confession to make. I haven't actually seen The Greatest Showman musical film starring Hugh Jackman, but I was inspired to check out the soundtrack after hearing several knitting vloggers talking about it. I can say that the music is still enjoyable even though I haven't seen the film. Check out this live performance of "Come Alive" below.


What I'm Listening To: First Aid Kit- Fireworks

Monday, January 22, 2018
Do you miss the 1980's? Is Barb your favorite character on Stranger Things? No matter how you answer, check out this video by First Aid Kit from their upcoming album, 'Ruins', for the song Fireworks.


2018 Make Nine

Thursday, January 18, 2018
If you follow me on Instagram or follow anyone who is a part of the knitting or sewing community, you've no doubt heard about the #2018MakeNine posts where craftsters post their intended makes for the new year. I made such a list in 2017 (see below) and had to re-think some of my intended makes later in the year and still only finished 5 out of 9 makes.


When I set out to create my #2018MakeNine list, I decided to be more broad with my intentions in anticipation of new patterns coming out and my tastes changing throughout the year. I tend to craft in phases throughout the year and have been on a big knitting binge since Fall 2017, but I'm hoping to do some more sewing this year. Here's what's on my list:


1. Something by Andi Satterlund
I've been a fan of Andi Satterlund's vintage inspired patterns from the beginning and have all of her sweater patterns queued up on my Ravelry page. In 2017 I'd attempted the Salal cardigan as part of a knit-along but had to frog it when it started to get larger than I'd intended. I've also got an unfinished Marion cardigan in my UFO pile, yarn stashed to make a Chuck sweater and my eyes set on a purple Aiken sweater.

2. Colorwork Mittens
Is it just me, or did it seem like everyone was making colorwork mittens for Christmas this year? Skeindeer knits Selbu mitten pattern really took off in 2017, and now that I've build up my knitting confidence I'm ready to take it on.

3. An Andrea Mowry pattern
Also in 2017 everyone seemed to be finding their fade and in 2018 I hope to find mine too!

4. A Stephen West Pattern
Stephen West is a very prolific knitwear designer and I've been seeing his patterns everywhere! I recently knit up his Drangey sweater pattern as a Christmas gift to my husband and I loved knitting it and can't wait to cast-on another of his patterns.

5. Socks
2017 seemed to be the year of the sock for many knitters and I've been stock-piling sock yarn ever since with intentions to participate in this year's Festive Sock-a-long hosted by Amy of Stranded Dyeworks.

6. Kielo Wrap Dress by Named Patterns
A few years back, I saw Victoria Newman on The Young and the Restless wear a long sleeved wrap dress and have wanted one ever since. This patterns seems simple enough for me being a beginner seamstress.

7. Coco by Tilly & the Buttons 
Remember that time that I met Tilly of Tilly & the Buttons at the London Handmade Fair/ Great British Sewing Bee? I've been a fan of Tilly & the Buttons since the early days of her blog, but I have only made her hair scarf, which she helped me put together, at the fair. I've recently purchased her book, Love at First Stitch, and hope to sew up many Tilly patterns in 2018.

8. Something Brioche
Another 2017 knitting trend I was brioche knitting as seen in some of the shawls by Andrea Mowry, Stephen West and many patterns by Lavanya Patricella- whom I now have a girl crush on.

9. A Christmas Sweater
So many people whipped up such cute Christmas sweaters at the end of 2017, that I decided I need one (or two or five) for Christmas 2018. Some patterns I have my eye on are Andi Satturlund's Julgran and Susan Crawford's The Perfect Christmas Jumper.

So, those are my making plans for 2018 which are subject to change, and I'll keep you updated as I go along. It's currently mid-January and I am still wrapping up a few items that I started at the end of 2017 and have yet to start any of my 2018 intended makes. If you are participating in the #2018MakeNine I would love to learn about what you're making and if you have any tips and tricks for a beginner seamstress please share them.

What I'm Listening To: Beck- Up All Night

Monday, January 15, 2018
Sometimes your old favorite band/ musicians are the ones that stand the test of time. Beck came out with a new album in the fall of 2017 that I am loving. Check out Beck's Up All Night video below.


And My 2017 Christmas Eve Cast-on Was...

Thursday, January 4, 2018
Before Christmas I asked readers to help me select my Christmas Eve cast-on because I just wanted to knit all of the things and the winner was...

The Sassy Santa Hat

I used the Scrappy Santa Hat pattern by Whole Earth Education but omitted the striped to let Knitted Wit's Sassy Santa yarn, that I picked up at Oregon's Flock & Fiber Festival, shine. Thanks for all your help!


What I'm Listening To: Sylvan Esso- Die Young

Monday, January 1, 2018

I heard this song on the radio a lot when I was driving back and forth to class this fall and I couldn't get it out of my head. The video is rebel girl chic and it totally makes me want to rock a white jumpsuit, red scarf and old skool Reeboks. 
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