Focus on Wardrobe to Make a Winning Knit

April 28, 2017By Andi

In the past, I’ve struggled with matching my knitting desires up with what I actually wear. I’ve made a lot of progress since then, and here’s how I plan a project using my current wardrobe to guide me. If starting with a pattern (or design idea as is usually my case), I first consider the … Read More

How to Stretch Your Style Comfort Zone

April 20, 2017By Andi

Every so often I get comments saying, “I wish I could wear ___.” Sometime it’s lipstick. Sometimes it’s dresses. Sometimes it’s bright colors. On one hand I feel like if you want to wear something, wear it! On the other hand I know that it can be hard to make the leap from admiring something … Read More

Deciding What to DIY

April 13, 2017By Andi

When it comes to wardrobe gaps, it’s often easy to figure out why they exist. I’m always short on nice looking neutral colored cardigans because I don’t knit them very often and wear them to death when I do. I currently have too few dresses with pockets, but that’s because I only really started finding … Read More

Stranded Magazine – Warm Weather 2017

April 11, 2017By Andi

It’s hard to believe that it’s been a full year since Stranded Magazine debuted, but here we are! Our fourth issue, the Warm Weather 2017 issue, came out last week. It’s got some amazing knits for spring and summer. The cover pattern, Laboe by Cory Ellen Boberg, is my personal favorite. If I can conjure … Read More

Wardrobe and Project Planning

April 5, 2017By Andi

Spring is here, which for some means spring cleaning, but for me it leads to a renewed interest in my wardrobe! I sew more in the spring and summer, and now is when I try to start planning what I’m going to make. I fully admit that I don’t always follow through, but I still … Read More