My Makes

Favorite garments of 2020 and current WIPs

Winter solstice and the holidays are upon us, and it's that time of year again to look back at the things I learned, experienced, contributed, and created. It's been a strange year in many respects, goes without saying. I was less productive in 2020 than I'd hoped to be in many of the activities that… Continue reading Favorite garments of 2020 and current WIPs

Free Patterns · My Makes

Finished object: pocket shawl / reader’s wrap

Just checking in to share the finished pocket shawl (a.k.a. reader's wrap) I finished last night. It's a wonderfully squishy garment made with Peruvian alpaca and wool. I'm really fond of this design by Crochet with Carrie! You can find this free pattern on her website (you can also find Carrie on Instagram @hey_carriex ).… Continue reading Finished object: pocket shawl / reader’s wrap

My Makes

Reader’s wrap and Christmas tree update

PHOTOS: Detail of the reader's wrap. I'm using Berroco Ultra Alpaca in camel and a 6mm hook. Just a quick hello to update on my reader's wrap, which is almost ready for pockets and fringe. I'm really enjoying using a slightly thicker yarn than I usually do! The pattern is moving quickly. This is a… Continue reading Reader’s wrap and Christmas tree update

My Makes

A few WIP updates; fire-polished beads

I've been faithfully making progress on all my (too many?) projects. Sometimes I need some "easy" things to work on in between the long-term ones, though. I've got another amigurumi going, this time for a little Cheshire Cat figure that is such fun to make. I'm using Bernat Softee Baby acrylic, because it has just… Continue reading A few WIP updates; fire-polished beads

Expat in Korea

A peek at Autumn in Korea, plus crafty doings

Hard to believe that it's been two weeks since my last post! I've been a bit bogged down by work, family matters, and attention to the U.S. election. I have been faithfully keeping up with my crafty projects, even though they've slowed down for the moment. After the end of the semester, I'll definitely devote… Continue reading A peek at Autumn in Korea, plus crafty doings

My Makes · My Neighborhood

Halloween greetings; video peek at latest shawl project

It's the time of year when I love to haul out my warm woolly garments. Today, I worked on a shawl that is super fast-moving, and I expect to have the border and tassels done by the beginning of next week, so it's ready to wear! It's a triangular shawl made with Scheepjes Wanderlust in… Continue reading Halloween greetings; video peek at latest shawl project

My Makes · My Neighborhood

Autumn forest walk with Bo, and some current WIPs

October is the most beautiful month in Korea, in my humble opinion. I made time this week for a forest walk with my pup, having in mind to admire the foliage in all its fiery glory. PHOTOS: Forest walking with Bo this week. Autumn colors are out in full effect. I'm not familiar with all… Continue reading Autumn forest walk with Bo, and some current WIPs

My Makes

Tractor amigurumi, plus ongoing WIPs

The tractor amigurumi is now finished! This cute little pattern is by Toota Toys and is available in Ravelry. PHOTOS: Finished tractor amigurumi dimensions: W 13cm; L 20cm; H 19cm from base to beacon The tractor has a lot of small parts - a counterweight, beacon, mirrors, headlights, mudguards, exhaust, and treaded tires with axles.… Continue reading Tractor amigurumi, plus ongoing WIPs

Expat in Korea · My Makes

Finished Metropolis cardi, and button shopping at Seomun Market in Daegu

The Metropolis cardi is finally finished, including 7 buttons I found today at Seomun Market in Daegu. I was prepared to hunt for awhile before I found some I liked, but I ended up finding ones I liked at the first shop I went into. They are 1.5 cm shell buttons with red and black… Continue reading Finished Metropolis cardi, and button shopping at Seomun Market in Daegu