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    Best of Plans

    Looks kind of sad, doesn’t it? Let me retrace a bit. Last weekend was filled with minor annoyances – a piece of software saw fit to warn me that my hard drive had ‘integrity errors’ (?), which led me down the rabbit hole of backing up, scanning, verifying, etc… After disk utility failed to find any problem’s with my drive’s

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    Drafting The Schematic

    Once I’ve drawn a sketch, I can begin drafting the shape – I use Garment Designer (GD), from Cochenille Studio. The general requirements are selected through menus at the top, and each garment shape can be further refined through toggle points – I highlighted the sleeve’s side seams to show these above. Sometimes it is necessary to use menus in

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    New project: it isn’t a sweater, it’s a jacket

    I’ve been inspired by customers – ever since I started to carry B&L yarns, my most enthusiastic supporters have been from Japan. The most popular varieties are Super and Country Roving, and I wish I could read japanese so that I could follow their blogs and find out what they are making. But it’s a pretty safe bet that they

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    A new dress

    Here’s one of the projects I haven’t gotten to writing about yet – a new dress for Oona. She needed something to wear for a school dance and we both found the RTW options kind of dreary – too many ruffles and mini skirts. And not a pocket in sight. So, we dug through the pattern stash and came up

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    Corcovado – the sequel

    I finished this cardigan back in¬†December, but ended up wearing it so much around the house that it needed to be blocked once more for photographs. Here are the details at last.   Pattern: Corcovado by Carol Feller Yarn: Briggs & Little Softspun (black)/Briggs & Little Regal (Dark Grey/Fir Green) Modifications: Altered length for height and so as to add

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