Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Radio silence

Hello chickadees! 

The blog has been quiet for a bit, and I'm very sorry! I've recently injured my elbow and forearm, and my doctor and chiropractor have prescribed lots of rest, which means no sewing or knitting for me!

I'm working on a few "Planning Posts" for upcoming projects, so keep an eye out for those. In the mean time, you can follow me on Instagram to see what I'm up to! My username is sevenbuttons 

Much love,

Wednesday, February 5, 2014


Hello Chickadees,

First off, I'd just like to say how much I love the online sewing/knitting community. There are so many sweet people in this group, full of encouraging words and helpful tips. It really is so fantastic!

A while back, I joined Tumblr in an effort to connect with people that share my interests, as well as gain inspiration. For those of you that don't know, Tumblr is essentially a microblogging and social networking site. I found that there is a very large knitting/yarn-loving community on Tumblr, and it's a great way to have discussions about yarn or patterns, discover tips and tricks from other users, as well as share finished projects without the pressure of a full blown blog post. It's great!

At the beginning of January, somebody decided to put together a round-robin knit swap. We filled out a form with the item we'd like to receive, the item we'd like to make, shipping info, and a few other getting-to-know-you questions. Then the host matched everybody up, and we had 2 weeks to make something we think our partner would love.

After checking out my partner's blog, I saw that she really really liked Dr. Who, and I knew that she wanted socks. And so the Tardis Sock idea was born!

I headed to my local craft store to see if I could find a suitable sock yarn, but no luck! So I had to treck all the way downtown to an adorable little yarn store. Luckily, they had the perfect colour. I used DROPS Fabel in the colours 100 ( an off white) and 108 (tardis blue). I used Keladry B's "TARDIS SOCKS" pattern on Ravelry

Now, enough talk, here are some pictures! 
Starting on the "windows"

Legible letters!

The finished project

A close up

I got a message from my knitswap partner as soon as she recieved them, and they were a hit! I love it when a gift project works out.