Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Finally got around to make some pictures of the red ruffled jacket:
The pattern is from Vogue from afew years back, but if I would just seen the magazine I would have passed it, however pretty the cables are on the back:Veronique's
which was one of the first things I favourited there.
There is so many modification to the original one I don't even know where to beginn. Probably the back cables at the back. I made the left small cables so the patterns is mirrored. Added waist shaping at the sides.
Also the sleeves are just wrong on the original pattern. Maybe they were fashionable that few years back, but these days I think sleeves are narrower. I made up the sleeves and sleeve caps from the top of my head, but let me tell you, I never managed such a well fitting set in sleeves. I bet if I wanted to repeat it on purpouse I wouldn't be able to. good thing I knitted the two sleeves at the same time. Look:
Friday, March 26, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
remembering Attila Kaszás, the greates Hungarian actor of all times.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Since I spent so much time home I could manage to spend considerable time to knit.. and spin, yay). There was a nice advancement on my Venezia:
Since the Venezia is not something I can take in my bag to carry around... first it is worked from two cones of yarn, each of them about 800 gramms, and I will NOT carry that weight, and it needs much closer attention than being able to knit it in a doc's office or in a cafe...therefore I needed something for that purpouse. I seem to run into a red period and after the red ruffled jacket and some more red yarn waiting to be knitted the queen of second hand came home with a red jacket for the spring... it is RED. Needs to be toned down a bit... needs a scarf. And I had a ball of Malabrigo lace I got from BlackKitty more than a year ago... It is only 50 gramms not enough for a big thing. I originally wanted to to the traveling rose but the strong contrast makes it to busy for that pattern, needed something simpler...
Saturday, March 13, 2010
SNOW. In March. Wonder I am sick? Maybe it is pscychosomatic?
The good news I have a Finished Object:
I love it and you will get a modelled picture and full report when I am not looking and feeling like a ghost.
Other good news, the mailman brought me these:
I got so excited I promptly threw away the sweater I was working on (already on the second sleeve of a top down raglan cardi) and knit up a swatch:
Which made me even more excited about the project and promtly cast on 308 stitches... knit 25 rows and then frogging it. Swatches do lie. Cast on a much smaller number and proceeded:
I just love how it knits up... and comparing the washed swatch I love how the yarn blooms... can you see?
All this while I have a number of UFOs on the needles, at least two or tree of them nearing completion, and I should knit a pair of clogs for my friend's birthday and I want/should desing a baby cardigan for a class... There is no warning on patterns that fair isle is so addicting...
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
The only thing I done on it in the light were the toes, heels and starting the second sock trying to match up the stripes, of which I believe I did a pretty good job.