I’m a guest judge on Project Run and Play this week, and this week the theme is “Outerwear.” As part of our judge-ly duties, the guest judges are asked to do a post relating to the theme, and so at first I was like what tha heck do I know about Outerwear? but then as I started to look around I realized that no, it’s totally cool, I’ve made two coats for my kids this year and one of my free tutorials is a fleece hat. So I put together a little roundup of some of the outerwear-ey projects I have put together over the last couple of years over at Project Run and Play…
I love Meg’s thrifted-modern style and her sense of humor. It’s hard to explain, but her voice is so different and refreshing from anything else out there, making her blog a must-read for me. Meg invented the fantastic Kids Clothes Week Challenges online that so many of us have come to love and anticipate over the last few years. Another thing I love about Meg is that she is never afraid to try new things, and even better, she is always brutally honest and hilarious when things don’t work out. I love the eclectic feel her blog has, everything from crochet to kids room decor…
Here’s what I made with my new whale knit from Spoonflower, a little skinny tee for Clementine:
There’s something really fun about a skinny tee — it’s retro and hip and can be varied in so many ways. This particular tee is one in a series of skinny tees I’ve made for my kids over the last couple of weeks to test the pattern, which I plan to release in the very near future (so stay tuned for that, YAY!). It’s become a bit of an obsession as I’ve made no less than eight (!) versions in an effort to get the fit just right. It’s been great practice for trying out some new knit techniques too!
The green pants are…
Please welcome today’s KNITerviewee, Dana of MADE!
I’m excited to introduce you to our “knit expert” of the day, Dana Willard! Dana’s blog, MADE, is full of inspiration and is one of the most popular DIY sites in the blogosphere. Dana loves the bold colors (yay!), has an amazing eye for photography, and plenty of mad sewing/crafting/cooking skills. I love that she approaches knits with the same “make it as simple as possible” approach she’s taken with everything she does, one of the many reasons her blog has been such a huge success. Her 90-minute shirt tutorial (introduced for our very first Celebrate the BOY series a couple years ago) was an instant hit…
Please welcome today’s KNITerviewee, Kristin of skirt as top!
I was flabbergasted to discover the other day as I read Kristin’s year-end 2011 wrap-up post that she’s been blogging for less than a year! WHA?? After I got over my shock, I was super-impressed. Kristin’s already proven that she’s a skilled and prolific seamstress and is incredibly creative when it comes to sewing for her littles (if you want to see all of her projects from 2011, that wrap-up post is a fun read, this jacket is also a favorite of mine). And you also may have noticed that Kristin’s one of the current Project Run and…
Have you noticed I’ve been sneaking alot of random posts (ie not-related-to-knits) in lately? Yeah, I didn’t think anyone would really care. But also, it’s really hard for me to only post about just one topic. I also cannot help it if I am suddenly addicted to knitting and crochet. BUT!!! I do want to say that we still have MORE awesome KNITerviews coming up this week and next week. I also have some knit technique posts up my sleeve. In summary: KNIT’s not over yet!
[Also, can I just say that I think it is hilarious that there were more comments on the laundry chute post than on all of the…
Please welcome today’s KNITerviewee, Katy of No Big Dill!
I find Katy to be an incredibly fascinating individual. First of all, she wears hats. And then, somehow, amidst the responsibilities of being a mother of SIX (five girls, and a very new and adorable baby boy) she finds the time not only create the most adorable outfits for them, but to bedeck, photograph, and blog. Katy is a talented seamstress and has a great eye for photography. Her love of color and quirky sense of humor put me right at home. If you don’t read No Big Dill yet, be sure to check it out!
Here’s our interview:
RAE: Did you ever…
Welcome Ruby of Zaaberry, our KNITerviewee of the day!
By day Ruby is “a mother and a scientist studying endocrine disrupting chemicals and child brain development” (um, wow!?) and in the evenings she sews for her little cuties. I love watching Ruby’s blog for fun projects and tutorials and her work with knits is really fantastic. I’m especially keen on the tiny onesies and rompers that she sells in her shop; they are so very cute and always come in such cheerful fabrics and colors!
Here’s our interview about knits:
RAE: Did you ever FEAR knits?
RUBY: For as long as I’ve been sewing, I’ve always been fascinated by knits. I…
In conjunction with the KNITerview series, I’ve been spending a ton of time online lately looking at knits and posts on knits. In an effort to keep all of the great links I’ve stumbled across in one place, I’ve created a board on Pinterest called Sewing with KNITS:
There are so many great tutorials, posts about knits and places to shop for knits online! At first I thought I might be able to put together a series of round-up posts (Best Knit Tutorials, Best Places to Buy Knits, Best Knit Projects, Favorite Knit Fabrics…that sort of thing), but I’ve run into the same problem I always do: just not enough time in the day to do…
Welcome Sophie of Cirque du bebe, our first KNITerviewee!
Sophie’s blog is a favorite of mine, and I especially adore the bright colors she chooses when sewing for her little bebe. I always crack up at the hilarious/awesome names she gives her projects. If you don’t read her blog yet, definitely add it to your list!
Here’s our interview about knits:
RAE: Did you ever FEAR knits? If so, do you remember a specific turning point?
SOPHIE: Knits WERE scary. The turning point was Dana’s 90 minute shirt tutorial. I had put it in the pile of ‘maybe one day I’ll be ready for knit fabric’ but then I decided to give it a go and was surprised by how smoothly…
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