Posts by Tasha

How do you see yourself in the closet of your daydreams?

Hi everyone! I’m so happy for the comments and feedback about my long-term goal to really look at my closet this year and try and shape a wardrobe I truly love. I had hoped to post more about this sooner but I’ve been extremely busy at work. Life getting in… read more »

Knit for Victory: spotlight on boleros

Happy New Year and a fresh start to 2014! We’re officially in the last month of the Knit for Victory challenge. Some people are wrapping up their projects, some starting over (ahem—that would be me), and some just joining us (hello to the folks who’ve just mentioned joining in the… read more »

A full closet and nothing to wear: my fledging plans for 2014

Hello everyone! Thank you all for the wonderful Christmas wishes, and I sincerely wish you all a very happy New Year and a fresh and wonderful start to 2014! I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what I’d like to accomplish for myself in terms of my wardrobe in 2014.… read more »

Victory beret: working from the charts

Hello everyone! By now we’re almost into our third month for the Knit for Victory knit-along. There’s already lots of works in progress and finished projects in our Flickr group and our Ravelry group, it’s wonderful seeing what everyone has been working on! As you may recall, my personal knitting… read more »

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! We are home for Christmas this year, and celebrated a wonderful Christmas Eve last night with friends. I thought to help spread a little good cheer, I’d share a few holiday photos from around the house. I hope you all enjoying a happy, healthy and… read more »

My 2013 sewing and knitting in review

While I’ve barely had time to even think about blogging in the last few weeks, I didn’t want to see 2013 draw to a close without doing a roundup of my sewing and knitting projects from the year. I did one last year, and it was interesting reading the goals… read more »

Victory beret: swatching and casting on

Thanks for your patience, everyone! Your comments on my last post were very much appreciated by both Mel and I, I can’t even tell you how much! ♥ I now can get down to a little bit of Knit for Victory business. So let’s talk swatching and casting on, for… read more »

Pre-empted

I try to keep most things personal and deep off my blog. On a rare occasion however, I feel it’s important that I share a little more with you. Recently, the tragic and unexpected death of a close friend of Mel’s from Atlanta has left a huge hole in not… read more »

Guest post: Top 10 free 1940s knitting patterns from the Vintage Pattern Files

I’m excited to share a great guest post with you today for Knit for Victory! Wendy is a talented knitting and sewing blogger from the Butterfly Balcony, (hello, look at this amazing outfit she sewed for Fall for Cotton), she was one of my Victory test knitters, and she’s the… read more »

Victory beret: intro tips for stranded knitting

Alright everyone! This post is especially for those of you knitting my Victory beret as one of your first fair isle projects, for Knit for Victory. I’ve talked about stranded knitting / fair isle in the past, and have two older posts that extensively cover a few of the topics… read more »

Victory beret: getting started

Hi everyone! Today I’m going to start off my posts for those of you who are knitting my Victory pattern as part of the Knit for Victory knit-along. What to know before you start Victory is a fair isle pattern knit in the round, using 2 colors of yarn in… read more »

Knit for Victory now has a Ravelry group

Just a quick Public Service Announcement today. After several requests, I decided to create a Ravelry group for Knit for Victory as another home base for the knit-along. And we already have over 50 members! Please feel free to join us on Ravelry as well as our Flickr group, to… read more »

Victory yarn kit and discounts!

I’m very pleased to share a special promotion today, in collaboration with Susan Crawford. If you’re a fan of modern vintage knitting, then without a doubt you know UK knitwear designer Susan Crawford. As you also may know, Susan has a gorgeous line of yarn produced with John Arbon, called Excelana.… read more »

Accessories inspirations: Knit for Victory

Friends, the last week has been a whirlwind for me! I can’t thank you all enough for all of the wonderful support on my first pattern release, Victory. Wonderful doesn’t even begin to cover it. I’m seriously overwhelmed by the reception. 🙂 Of course, there’s not just the pattern release—there’s… read more »

Debut knitting pattern release: Victory

It’s with a lot of nervousness and excitement that I announce today is the release of my first knitting pattern! Model: Rochelle New / Photographer: William Waldon The pattern is Victory, and inspired by Fair Isle tams of the 1940s. Cleverly tucked in among traditional motifs, you’ll find the V… read more »

Knit for Victory: a 1940s-inspired knit-along

Get your knitting needles ready for Knit for Victory! Knit for Victory: a 1940s-inspired knit-along What is it? Knit for Victory is a non-competitive vintage knitting challenge. Finish a large project, try your hand at something new-to-you like Fair Isle or knitting your first sweater, work on multiple projects…the challenge… read more »

Resources roundup for the fit & knit a 40s pullover series

Thank you for the lovely comments on my finished pullover! Many of you commented on the great color of the yarn, too. Truth be told that’s my absolutely favorite shade of red. You may have noticed that you rarely see me in a lot of red though (outside of lipstick… read more »

Finished 1947 Campus Classics Cable Pullover

I started my fitting and knitting a 1940s pullover series earlier this month, and I told you it would go fast! You saw a few peeks here and there of the project as I knit it… in fact my blog and Instagram have been practically a sea of red yarn… read more »

Join the By Gum, By Golly mailing list!

November is going to kick off some exciting things to come around By Gum, By Golly! You may recall I’ll soon be releasing my first knitting pattern (so excited!), and there’s something else up my sleeves. If you’re a fan of 1940s-inspired styles and knitting, well, I think you’ll have… read more »

How to knit seamless set-in sleeves from the top down

Today I have a big ol’ knitting tutorial for you! I’m going to show you a technique I sometimes use to seamlessly knit sleeves that look set-in. If you’re not a fan of seaming, then it’s an awesome technique to have in your arsenal. I actually don’t mind setting in… read more »