The history of the Butterick Company
, founded in 1863 by Ebenezer (yes, Ebenezer
) Butterick, following his wife Ellen's idea for graded sewing patterns.
The 24 hour Blogathon
is on! My favorites are undisturbed.org
. Look at them go!
Here's a hand knit lace mantilla
for an American Girl doll named "Josefina Montoya". And if you know me at all, you know that something like that rocks my socks.
How to: Convert patterns to fit your knitting gauge
. Last year I used it to convert a Lion Brand
chunky mitten pattern so that I could make these fingering wool mittens in triple ribbing
for my son when he was about 15 months old. A major change, but it worked!
Look at this cute animal hat
for babies I found while poking through Martha Stewart's site. She sure comes up with clever stuff when she's not messing around with insider trading
Some possible fall knitting projects for you: An adorable knit shrug
(always timeless) in current season's colors, a retro poncho
(although I'd lose those pom poms; they're as big as beach balls), and a really long scarf
(we're talking miles long; but if you've got the time and the yarn, have a ball).
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Make a bunny from a knitted swatch
! Very easy, and requires no finishing.
[Thanks very much to Bettina from Pomegranate Seeds
for sending me this link!]
If you're celebrating the Fourth of July tomorrow, have a barbecue and then knit a pair of American flag socks
and a matching hat
. Yes, I know we're in the middle of summer. But it'll make for an interesting way to celebrate.
Here's a wonderful link I found at Dangerous Chunky
(thanks, Carolyn!): The Vintage Pattern Project
. Wonderful vintage patterns from the 30s through the 70s. I love, love, love
this stuff! I'm such a wannabe retro-holic.
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