Mistress of Stitchjitsu

Over the weekend I finished my version of the Marsh Tee by Amy Palmer.Β  When I saw the pattern, it was love at first sight. I knew it was going to be a challenge, a real stretch of my current skill level, but when you’re in love …. … all reason leaves you πŸ˜‚ So…

Yarn Shopping In Batam

I’m almost reluctant to use the term “yarn shopping” to refer to buying benang rajut (crochet/knitting thread or yarn) here in Batam. All I can say is, it’s a far cry from what I’m used to. The store Venus Button is, according to Ibu Ika (the cleaner) and her daughter Mufa, the biggest/most comprehensive needle…

No Tears Left to Cry

I finished knitting this beauty a while ago but had to take a long pause (prior to sewing in the elastic band for the waistline) because this baby sucked every last drop of creative stamina out of me. Note: I didn’t block this skirt prior to taking these pictures because at this point I just…

Knit Racerback Tee

I so love this project! As a neophyte knitter I often find myself wanting to take on more ambitious projects for the sake of furthering my skills. But I also have to be careful that they not be way beyond my current abilities that I give up in frustration. Despite my expectations however, this pattern…