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Friday, June 22, 2018

Seams About Right: a project diary delivered to your email

Over the last few months, I have been craving an outlet for writing about my creative projects. I've written a few posts here and there, but I thought it might be fun to try out a new format: TinyLetter.

I'm hoping to use this project diary not only to log my creative projects, but as a weekly writing exercise. I've reached some kind of a Writer's Block with my musical, and I think having a separate writing goal will grease those wheels again. Maybe. Hopefully. Fingers crossed.

If you subscribe to Seams About Right, you'll get my project diary in your inbox. Sewing, knitting, thoughts about sewing and knitting, all delivered directly without an outside app or clicking. I think it could be good.

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

The French Boardwalk Blouse - A Poisongrrls Knit

Oh, hey.

Here's another Poison Grrrls pattern by Amy Appel, the Boardwalk Blouse. When Amy asked me to test knit this one, I didn't hesitate. The crop! The stripes!

I knew right away this pattern needed the French Girl treatment, so I set out to knit it in red and white CoBaSi. I did not exactly get gauge, so while I followed the numbers for size large, it came out smaller than intended. A-ok by me, Ms. Negative Ease.

So this yarn... HiKoo CoBaSi is truly amazing. Light and drape-y, but also stretchy. It's dreamy, because I live in LA where it's hot, and we all need knits like this. Plus light summer sweaters are my jam, since I work in a cold office, but somehow still sweat a lot.

Maybe I went overboard with the styling...

But probably not! Because when is a beret "overboard"?! You know who loved berets? Prince. We should all strive to be a bit more like Prince.