Posts by Tasha

Little triumphs

I’m so flattered by all the wonderful feedback on my shorts restyle tutorial, thanks everyone! ♥ Lately I rarely seem to do little posts about things, so here’s a break from my usual long-winded style. LOL Yesterday, I spent 4 1/2 hours inserting a lapped zipper into the side seam… read more »

Tutorial: Restyle vintage trousers into shorts

I hope everyone over here in the U.S. had a lovely long holiday weekend. I have lots of things I hope to share with you over the next week or so (including wedding photos!), so I better get crackin’ since it’s already Tuesday, huh? Today I have a little tutorial… read more »

The honeymoon

Thanks everyone so much for all the kind comments on our wedding! I admit, I’m still catching up with life. I promise I’ll have wedding photos to show soon, but I’m waiting until we get our photos back and then I’ll share all of our stories as well. In the… read more »

We’re hitched

I’ll have more to share once I steal more photos from my mom, we get our photos back from our photographer, and I download the honeymoon photos. But for now: everything was great!

Saturday’s errand outfit

This was the last weekend before the wedding, and it was full of errands and unexpectedly getting a dead car battery replaced. One of the errands took us to Wisconsin, where we stopped for lunch at the new Mars Cheese Castle. So all I have time for this week is… read more »

Weddingish things

Less than two weeks until the wedding! So I thought it was high time I share some details with you. I’m feeling good about everything. Not too stressed. Just enough relaxed. Most things on the “to do” list are minor at this point, with the exception of a couple of… read more »

Memorial Day camping trip

How is it already almost the weekend? I’ve been confused about the day of the week all week, because of the holiday on Monday. I finally had some time to pull together photos from our camping trip to Wisconsin last weekend. We woke up bright and early Saturday morning for… read more »

Briar Rose Vintage KAL: Finished sweater round-up!

Well everyone, we’ve reached the official end of the Briar Rose Vintage Knit-along! It’s been a wonderful experience leading you all through it. I learned some things about my own knitting and my knitting processes along the way. I hope I’ve helped you gain confidence in your own knitting skills… read more »

A busy bee

I have been so, so busy lately. I have not even had time to think about writing a proper post other than for the knit-along, and I am so behind in my feed reader! So in no particular order, I’m going to do a short list of things that have… read more »

Briar Rose Vintage KAL: Seaming

Hey knit-alongers! We’ve reached the last instructional post! My last topic before the official end date tomorrow is about seaming. Call it seaming, call it sewing up, call it a pain in the butt. Unless you’re knitting a completely seamless sweater, you’re going to have to face this step. Once… read more »

Briar Rose Vintage KAL: Blocking your sweater

Hi everyone! Can you believe we’re almost officially done with the knit-along?? It was so interesting reading everyone’s thoughts about A Stitch in Time Vol. 2 and your next knitting projects. And I know there are several of you out there who aren’t knitters yet but I can tell you’re… read more »

A Stitch in Time Vol. 2

I’m not sure why I waited so long (oh yes, I kept forgetting!) but I finally pre-ordered A Stitch in Time, Volume 2. I am so excited for this book! Susan Crawford (who blogs at Just Call Me Ruby) and Jane Crawford also put out A Stitch in Time, Volume… read more »

Our wedding invitations

I’m so excited to share this post with you! Mel and I have been furiously making plans for our wedding and the first family party that we’ll be having. When I announced our engagement, I mentioned we would probably end up doing a very small ceremony, with the bigger events… read more »

Briar Rose Vintage KAL: A few more tips

I’ve been following our Flickr group discussions carefully, and there are 3 topics I thought would be important for me to touch on here for everyone to read. Working decreases on purl rows I may have touched on this elsewhere, but I wanted to mention it here too. In the… read more »

Non-camping weekend activities

This weekend we were supposed to go camping in Wisconsin with our friends, but the weather had other plans. Now, we are not lightweights. We’ve camped in the rain. We’ve camped in the cold. We’ve camped in a bazillion percent humidity, with mosquitoes biting everything that wasn’t covered with a… read more »

Briar Rose Vintage KAL: Two ways to knit the collar

Of course while Blogger was having problems was exactly when I wanted to post my next knit-along post! Anyway, we’ve reached the collar. There are two ways to approach it, and it’s up to you which method you choose. Knitting the collar 1) You can knit the collar as written… read more »

Briar Rose Vintage KAL: Shoulder shaping

(Update: This post was eaten during the Blogger outage. I waited patiently starting yesterday morning when they said “Blogger was back” and said they were restoring the posts that were “temporarily removed” from Wednesday and Thursday. 24 hours later my post isn’t back and as of this morning they say… read more »

My grandma

Hi everyone, I have returned from my trip to New Mexico. On Thursday evening I found out that one day before my flight to see her, my grandmother passed away. She had family surrounding her in her last days. She died peacefully in her sleep at the age of 96.… read more »

Briar Rose Vintage KAL: Will post next week

I know I owe you all a knit-along post! Bad leader! Unfortunately it’s not going to happen this week. I leave tomorrow for New Mexico for my emergency weekend trip. I will be seeing my family and will hopefully get to see my grandmother for what will most likely be… read more »

Viva Las Vegas round-up

As of last night, we’re officially home from our trip to Las Vegas. Home, sweet home! The trip was fun, but I must admit that both Mel and I wished we’d had a better time. We both had a lot of moments when we really felt VLV had gotten bigger… read more »