More Vintage Patterns! (and more and more and more...)

I've been threatening to do it for awhile.  Well, the time has finally come, and I've opened an online shop to sell some of my vintage knitting and crochet patterns!  I've named it Clutch Instructions and I only just started yesterday, so there's not much there yet, but I promise, I've got heaps, so check back often.  For now, here are a few of the goodies.  Click through each photo to go to the shop listing.


No Longer Socks

Remember the Tyrolean Stockings I shanked?  Well, I've finally turned them into a useful finished item.

Leg warmers!

The transformation started with me snipping off the toes.  Literally.  I had already woven in the ends, so there was no chance I was going to be able to unwind it and save every last bit of yarn, so instead I got my sharpest scissors and cut the toes off.  Then I pulled out the entire foot to the ankle.

Frogging (unraveling) knitted work is always kind of traumatic, but the end result was worth it.  I put the stitches back on the needles, knit an inch or so of ribbing, and done!

Despite the screw up, this is probably one of my favourite finished pieces ever!  And Bic actually wears them, which is the best part.


Hats for Lisa Update!

At long last, I've finally updated my Hats for Lisa Fundraiser web page!  Thank you sooooooo much for everyone who has bought a hat and contributed so far.  It really means so much to me and Lisa and her family.  :)

Check out the new hats being offered!
My lovely Bickie is modeling this blue beret style slouch hat.

And Jen, an amazing woman and wonderfully generous friend, has donated these two colorful kids hats for the cause!

It's the perfect time to start planning for your head warmth needs for the upcoming Northern Hemisphere winter, so get yourself or a friend a hat!