Cabin getaway & recent finds

Thanks for all the replies and commiseration on my vintage hair funk post! It certainly sounds like it’s going around. Spring fever, perhaps. What I have now is sort of grown out of the middy-like haircut I got in November, but it’s definitely due for something. I still haven’t decided… read more »

A vintage hair funk

Hello everyone! Is it feeling like Spring near you? We went through a crazy hot spell in March that felt like early summer, and now it’s finally starting to feel like April. It’s been quite a shock to wear lots of wool after being in short sleeves a month ago!… read more »

Starting to style our den

How it is that I thought once we moved, things would calm down and I’d have more time for blogging?! Well, we’re getting there, but not yet. I don’t even have a place to setup my ‘blogging computer’ (i.e. the computer that has Photoshop), so I had to temporarily set… read more »

Checkered birthday outfit

Happy 35th birthday to me! Here’s to my first outfit post in our new yard. I’m so excited to have an outdoor space now. It was a rather cold and miserable day (as often happens to us April birthday babies), so lots of wool was in order. Unfortunately you can’t… read more »

Happy Easter

Happy Easter! While it’s not on my birthday this year, I was born on Easter Sunday, so it’s always been kind of a special day. This year, we had Mel’s parents over for lunch. Mel’s mom was kind enough to bring all the food since we’re still settling in, so… read more »

Starting to plot my corner of the basement

Thanks for all the lovely comments on our new house! We are super busy unpacking and figuring out all the stuff we need to do or buy, but it’s been awesome. ♥ One of the things I’m daydreaming about now that we’ve moved is my sewing and craft space! In… read more »

Introducing the Golly Ranch House

It happened! Last Wednesday, we officially sold our condo and bought our first house. A ranch house from the 1950s, that I think I’m dubbing the Golly Ranch House. Everything went smoothly with the closings, and we moved in that night. I just can’t believe it! Everything that’s been occupying… read more »

See my wedding post on Etsy!

Hi all, I have some exciting news to share! If you check out the home page of Etsy, guess what you’ll see today? Yep, that’s our wedding! I was asked to write a post for Etsy, for their Handmade Wedding series. Now how the heck did I have time for… read more »

VKC: Quick tip on un-knitting (and my work-in-progress)

Hello, hello! I’m sure you can guess what I’ve been up to lately. Right, more packing. Not an exciting topic of conversation, so let’s move on. I grabbed a few minutes for a mini knitting tip. A tiplet, if you will! Sometimes you have to un-knit part of your work-in-progress.… read more »

Packing, in textures

I walked around yesterday and took some photos of things I would be packing up sooner or later for the move. Some so soon they’ve already been packed, only a day later! Boots for moderate winter weather… Hand knit sweaters… Unceremoniously stored stockings… Blouses…lots of blouses… Garter belts… Pretty underthings…… read more »

Vintage finds, AKA the only shopping I’ve done in months

Last weekend was the Chicagoland Vintage Clothing, Jewelry and Textile Show, an overwhelmingly large show about an hour away from Chicago in Elgin. Last year I had a great haul. This year I was a bit more restrained, even though this show, more than any others, often has the largest… read more »

Sunday Pictorial Beret

I can’t believe as I’m posting this, I’ve reached over 500 followers. Wow! I must say I’m incredibly humbled and flattered that there are that many of you who actually want to read about my mundane little life. 🙂 I’ve been wanting to do a giveaway for this milestone, but… read more »

VKC: Planning colors for vintage stranded knitting

Hi everyone! Has it been long enough since I’ve been able to do a Vintage Knitting College post?? Good grief! I was expecting to have so much more time to devote to this, but with the condo selling/house buying, obviously life has gotten in the way. Thank you all for… read more »

Where have I been?

Hi everyone!! My goodness, it feels like it’s been just about forever since I’ve been able to do anything related to my blog. Or reading any blogs, for that matter. Or knitting. Or sewing. Or anything. I feel like I’ve dropped off the planet…because I pretty much have! So what… read more »

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! I just wanted to take a moment to wish everyone a warm and merry Christmas. Thank you all for the joy you bring to my life. Many happy returns to you and yours!

Boy, have I been busy!

Hello, everyone! I confess I’ve been almost completely absent from blog-land for a little while. Some things have come up in our home life that have taken precedent over pretty much everything else, and sadly that includes blogging and catching up on all my favorite blogs… and you know that… read more »

VKC: Charts & vintage stranded knitting patterns

Hi everyone! Let’s talk about stranded knitting and charts. A bit about charts and stranded knitting Modern stranded knitting pattern use charts to convey the colorwork part of the pattern. Sometimes they’ll use multiple colors in a colored chart, sometimes just shades of gray, or different shapes to represent different… read more »

Fake a good hair day with a beret (on a windy day)

Today I’m finally sharing a little tutorial I’ve thought about all autumn, as I’ve lazily enjoyed wearing berets quite frequently. I love berets (tams, tammys… call them what you will). They are my favorite hat to wear, and my favorite hat to knit, too. You can knit cabled ones, fair… read more »

VKC: Tension, puckers & even stranded knitting

Today, let’s talk about how to keep your stranded knitting nice and even looking! I’ll cover a few things that tie together to make that happen, and give you my best advice for lovely looking stranded knitting. Tension You may or may not find that your tension changes from knitting… read more »

My lovely stranded cardigan!

Hi everyone, I’m back home! I have massive catching up to do on my feed reader. My, how everyone’s been posting like a maniac! We had a lovely, albeit somewhat brief, trip to my mom’s outside of Washington, D.C. I’m sorry I didn’t get to meet up with any D.C.… read more »