Posts by Tasha

Sneak peek: Colorwork: 101 with the Vintage Knitting College

We’re off tomorrow on a weekend trip to visit my brother- and sister-in-law, niece and nephew in St. Louis. I’ve been so busy this week and haven’t even thought about packing yet. Eek! Before that, though, I wanted to share my official sneak peek of the first project for the… read more »

Shoes and plaids

Hi everyone! Thank you all so, so much for your compliments on my beret and gloves set! I’m so glad you liked them. They really were fun… okay, except the fingers on the gloves, but you already knew that. 😉 This week is busy, busy, busy with projects, and I… read more »

Fair isle beret & lace gloves for Fall

Fall! ‘Tis the season for knitters everywhere to enjoy their woolies! I was determined to get a bit of accessory knitting in early for Fall, and diligently started back in August when I first got bitten by the Fall bug. My initial plans were for a matching fair isle beret… read more »

Sewing and tucks

Hi everyone! This has continued to be one of those weeks where I struggle with my craft projects. Don’t you just hate weeks like that? I went from not really having time to sew for over a month to trying to work on two projects this week and getting foiled… read more »

Randolph Street Market Editor’s Choice for Charity

This weekend I was honored to participate in an event that was not only fun, but for a worthy cause! I was asked to be a part of the Randolph Street Market Editor’s & Designer’s Choice for Charity. Randolph Street Market is a big vintage and antique market that takes… read more »

Introducing…Vintage Knitting College

Happy Friday! Thanks for all the positive comments about my sponge roller set tutorial! I’m so happy to know some of my tips may help someone else out there. 🙂 Today I just have a brief post to unveil an exciting and big new project for my blog: the Vintage… read more »

How I do a late 30s/early 40s sponge roller set (and avoid dents!)

I’m here today to talk about hair! Now that I’ve settled into a routine with my haircut at shoulder-length, I thought I’d show you one way I set my hair for a late 1930s/early 1940s look. It’s just a nice hairstyle that I think is easy to wear and easy… read more »

The Vintage Bazaar

Yesterday was the Vintage Bazaar in Logan Square. It’s what they call a pop-up flea market and has been held in different locations. It’s an event that I somehow didn’t know about until May, and we were unable to attend the last one. So this was our first time. It… read more »

New Mexico vacation – Part 2

Time for part 2 of vacation photos! I’m so glad you guys enjoyed the first batch. Thank you for all the nice comments! I think New Mexico is one of those under-appreciated states… although it’s kind of nice that way. 🙂 These start with the second and longer part of… read more »

New Mexico vacation – Part 1

I finally got a chance to upload my vacation pictures and since there are so many of them, I decided to split them up into two posts for the two parts of our trip! What did I wear on vacation, you may be wondering? I went for very casual and… read more »

Possible Land Girl knit-along?

Hi everyone, I’m back from vacation! I love when you have a good trip but are gone long enough that it also feels really nice to be back home! I have tons of catching up to do on blogs and of course at least one vacation round-up post to write,… read more »


By the time you read this, we’ll be on our way to New Mexico! I thought while we were gone, I’d tide you over with some photos from the vacation we embarked on about this time last year, to Ireland. These are all from Inis Mór, the largest of the… read more »

Winner of That Clever Clementine Giveaway #2…

And the winner of the Cindy Sue Cinch Sack is…. *drumroll please* Stephanie Lynn of The Girl with the Star-Spangled Heart! I’ll be emailing you today to get your address, yay! Thanks for entering, everyone!!

Trying a slightly different vintage hairstyle

I’ve been so busy! We’ve been running around and trying to accomplish pre-vacation things, because on Thursday we’re leaving for one of our favorite places, New Mexico. We’ll spend a few days with my family and then head to a cabin in the mountains near Taos. Point being I haven’t… read more »

Finished project: scalloped collar Pendrell blouse

This weekend I finished up a sewing project, and I’m so excited to reveal it! I started my scalloped collar Pendrell blouse back in early July and got it about 80% complete, then life got in the way and I didn’t pick it back up until this weekend when I… read more »

That Clever Clementine Giveaway #2!

Ready for another giveaway?? As you may recall, my mom is selling bags on Etsy in her new business, That Clever Clementine. She’s generously donated another awesome bag to give away on my blog. This giveaway is for one of her Cindy Sue Cinch Sacks, and it’s my favorite bag… read more »

Late summer entertaining

Thursday evening we entertained two of our close friends. I took some photos as I prepped, enjoying all the colors and patterns and the summery foods. Don’t get me wrong, normally our coffee table looks like this. Magazines, remote controls, knitting needles and yes, a calculator I’ve had since grade… read more »

Vintage Renaissance

No, not a vintage renaissance, vintage in the Renaissance. The Renaissance Faire, that is! This past Saturday we went with our friends to the Bristol Renaissance Faire, which has become somewhat of a tradition for us. It’s just across the border from Illinois in Wisconsin. The weather, while sunny in… read more »

Vintage knitting pattern: Date-Maker cardigan

In my post on campus-inspired vintage fashions, a number of you expressed that you really liked the Date-Maker sweater pattern that I showed! Here it is again… It comes from Columbia Style Book vol. 108, a 1946 knitting booklet in my collection. I like the striped sweater on the cover,… read more »

Stripes and polka dots outfit

Happy Friday! I just have a little outfit post for today. This was actually an outfit I wore a few weeks ago when it was ungodly hot out. I tried to be as cool and comfortable as possible, while wearing a new pair of shorts I bought. Outfit details: sailor… read more »