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Bonjour! Paris

I'm still alive!

I'm still making things. Sometimes. Slowly. With many, many interruptions and long periods of drought where I forget I even have a craft studio in the basement and that I used to document my made things on a blog.

Does anyone even read blogs that aren't monetized, with carefully curated photos, and amazing video tutorials? Probably not. That's why I've started using Instagram lately.  But I started this blog as a crafting journal of sorts for myself, so why not continue adding to it when time allows? Right?  I just went back and found a post for the Sophia Carry-All I made my daughter ten years ago. Ten. Years. Ago. She still tries to pack it for trips even though it's the size of a purse on her now! But, it made me want to make a new one. I love looking back and remembering the things I've made.

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Recently, we had the opportunity to travel to Paris. My middle son dances ballroom and apparently competes internationally now. How did that ha…

Arlo Cardigan

Pattern:Arlo
Book:Brooklyn Tweed BT Kids
Materials: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Superwash - Bamboo heather
Amount: 6 skeins = 660.0 yards (603.5 meters), 300 grams
Needles: US 5 - 3.75 mm US 7 - 4.5 mm
Cost: ~$24.00
Notions: Buttons
Size: 6
Start Date: Nov. 12, 2014
Finish Date: Feb. 10, 2017It took three efforts to complete this cardigan. I had a really hard time learning the new techniques at the beginning. In the middle effort, I made a lot of headway really fast, but then abandoned the project near spring as is apparently my habit with knitting. I picked it up again last winter and finished it off. It's a miracle it still fit him! I was pretty happy with it in general, but after completing this cardigan in a more economical yarn, I think I might see now why it may not be a good idea to go frugal on an important project like this one was for me. The collar doesn't stay rolled and the sweater as a whole is really spring-y. As a result, it tends to start sagging after a while. The sho…