Quilting and books about feminism and domesticity? Seems about right for a very chilly Sunday evening.
When I first started knitting, I made an embarrassingly large number of hats (and mittens and cowls) that I couldn’t even wear when they were finished because the openings didn’t stretch wide enough for me to actually put them on. For a while, I was convinced that I was an utter failure at knitting, because, despite the fact that I had seemingly perfect tension everywhere else, it just kept happening. Eventually, of course, I made the discovery that there was more than one kind of bind off (!!), and the results were life-changing. Equally life-changing: Receiving my review copy of Cast On, Bind Off: 54 Step-by-Step Methods, by Leslie Ann Bestor (this is an affiliate link), which quickly became the most frequently used book in my knitting reference library.
(Related: Does anyone else think it’s damn stupid that, despite the fact that most knitting patterns start with “cast on” and end with “bind off,” they never tell you which methods to use? I mean, I know that several cast on or bind off methods might be appropriate for a given pattern, but the designer could at least share which one they used when writing it, right?!)
Now, on to the review:
Protect your closet, fabric totes, and yarn stash from pesky fiber-eating moths—and keep things smelling clean and fresh while you’re at it—with a set of easy-to-make lavender sachets!
For this tutorial, I used my new GO! Baby Fabric Cutter [this is an affiliate link], which was provided by the generous folks at AccuQuilt. (You may recognize it from the Sewing for all Seasons book party, where we made sewn circle garland.) Full disclosure: I am, somewhat to my surprise, absolutely head-over-heels in love with this machine. I’ve always been more of an all-you-really-need-is-a good-pair-of-scissors kind of gal, but, even so, I kind of want to use my GO! Baby for every single project that I’m working on right now. That said, you certainly don’t need a GO! Baby of your own to make lavender sachets with this tutorial.