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vintage patterns

OMG, have you seen this?

A whole website dedicated to vintage (25+ years old) sewing patterns, available to view and some to purchase. I found a retro dress pattern that looks stylish and very easy to make, the Butterick “walk-away” dress pattern.

Like I need more projects for me to work on. You know, work just gets in the way of all the stuff I really want to do, you know?

I find some interesting vintage patterns at the thrift store from time to time, I always check out what may be there. That, and look for yarn. Always looking for yarn.

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I hab a code

NyQuil and DayQuil have been my friends this past week.

All winter I’m bundled up, taking vitamins and emergen-c, and now I catch a cold. I’m stuffy and have been blowing my nose. I have an interview tomorrow and a civil service test Friday. I need to be a lot sharper than I am now.

I am attempting to crochet a hat pattern without getting confused or losing my spot. Wish me luck.

Hope you feel better.

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Just had to share.
Gavin’s cartoons are so inspiring. He’s got some good advice here for working at home. I know I am a slacker at it a lot of the time (my dogs are my achilles heel, I could just nap with them all day), so his advice is most helpful.

If you haven’t already, check out Gav’s website and other inspirations.
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I love this big, fat, soft, chunky yarn in this green and I have been chomping at the bit to make something awesome out of it and have decided to try my hand at a hat. Yep, a slouchy winter hat. Spring is almost here, but what the hell, I’m going for it.

I have found crochet to be a lot more forgiving than knitting when it comes to making a pattern, but I still am getting the hang of chaining and turning and where to start on the next row. The Craft Yarn Council has a great how-to page on reading a crochet pattern. I got all the abbreviations but the counting throws me off.

I already had to rip out one row and start over. 

But that’s the beauty of crochet, easy to rip out a row, easy to put it back on. I’m afraid I don’t have enough yarn for this patter though, so I’m trying to decide if I am just going to take some yarn I already have an add on to this one, or buy some more of this green to finish it.

I really like the green.

Any thoughts?