Author Archives: SewWitty

About SewWitty

I'm a stay at home mum with two children living in Perth (Australia). I have a small business making personalised childrens T-Shirts and I'm planning on expanding into the machine embroidery market. I plan to write about my various sewing exploits in this blog.

Log Moderne

Progress on my log cabin blanket (that’s my chemo blanket in the background)

This is a great TV watching project; I can even watch shows with subtitles.

I am finding picking up the stitches is slow (I might need pointier needles), but the rest of the time it is very meditative.

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Sampler Quilt

Joining quilt blocks using zig-zag

I’m back onto my sampler quilt (started in 2013!). I am joining the blocks now (using multiple zig-zag stitch). Once all of the blocks are joined, I will make bias binding strips and cover the stitching.

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Log Cabin Moderne

I am still working on my Moderne Log Cabin.

I am watching Stephanie Pearl-McPhee’s Best Practices series on Patreon. Definitely worth it, I have learnt heaps.

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Halloween Cat Cross Stitch

Halloween Cat Progress

I am still working on my Halloween Cat – progress is slow, but enjoyable.

I have been listening to An offer from a Gentleman by Julia Quinn (the Audible version) while stitching.

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Moderne Log Cabin

Moderne Log Cabin

Progress is slow, but steady on my Moderne Log Cabin.

I have finished watching Schitt’s Creek and both seasons of Derry Girls and am now watching Dickinson.

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More yarn – a souvenir

More Yarn!

I have taken to buying yarn whenever we go on holiday.

I bought this one from Text and Co – a yarn and book store, what a perfect combination!

It’s Cowgirlblues Merino Twist (in the shorebreak colourway). I bought two skeins because each one is only 300m (instead of the normal 400 for socks), but I suspect I only needed one.

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Moderne Log Cabin

Moderne Log Cabin

I have been (unusually) a monogamous knitter. I started working on this blanket in early December and apart from a brief flirtation with my November sock (while I was on Rottnest Island) I have knitted only this.

This is all garter stitch and it is easy to get into a lovely rhythm and just want to do ‘one more row’.

I have been watching television series

  • Bridgerton – is anyone else watching this? It is beautiful. I read The Duke and I in preparation, but I need to read the other seven novels in the series.
  • Schitt’s Creek – I love this. I am up to series 5.

I have also been listening to podcasts. My current favourite is Cast On by Brenda Dayne. She has a lovely voice. Her podcast is about all sorts of creative endeavours.

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Moderne Log Cabin Blanket

Progress on my log cabin blanket

I wanted to make something that my girls could keep to remember me by if the worse happens. I decided on the Moderne Log Cabin from the Mason Dixon knitting book. I am using shades of blue and cream from Bendigo Woollen Mills – it is the classic 8ply (I wanted something that could be machine washed).

I am using 4mm needles (an addi circular one).

I picked the stitches up on the edge using the Yarn Harlot’s tutorial – I did knit into the back of each stitch once I had picked them all up.

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Halloween Cat Update

Progress on Halloween Cat Cross Stitch

I have bought a new table clamp (the Elbesee Versatile Table Clamp – from here).

I like it. It means I can work two-handed and have it at the height and angle I want. I can also attach my magnifying glass (it pegs on) and because the hoop is stable, I know longer get nauseous.

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November Sock Progress

November Sock Knitting Progress

My sock is progressing. There is a 1×1 twisted rib and now I am using the leg pattern from Helen Stewart’s Vapour socks.

Yarn is from Louie and Lola and is Merino, Silk and Yak in the dusty rose colour way. I’m using 2.25mm needles.

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