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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.

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

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…