Ah, had a blog break.
In the mean time, I experimented with this top.
The 'not knit knit' meaning that I did not knit this
but purchased the already (machine) knit angora mix fabric
and sewed it into an oversized pullover blouse.
Heh heh. Heh.
Amazing, the long lost Scarfshop parcel, sent on the 15th of september 2011,
has already arrived.
Just when I finished my cirriform scarf. Can't complain. Abundance.
Mmm thinking up a new and oversized knit gather cardi,
the third photo is a mock up,
the handknit version will be made up of endless stockingstitch (of course).
Double knit pierced/slashed fabric, originally Tom Ford.
Indigo on black. V-line. Shirt-dress.
Pattern cross-over between Nani Iro T shirt dress and dolman basic top.
Sewn in a record half hour, bias edges included.
The supple knit surprisingly easy to handle.
Comfy. I have been wearing this a lot.
'Then, methought, the air grew denser, perfumed from an unseen censer Swung by Seraphim whose foot-falls tinkled on the tufted floor. `Wretch,' I cried, `thy God hath lent thee - by these angels he has sent thee Respite - respite and nepenthe from thy memories of Lenore! Quaff, oh quaff this kind nepenthe, and forget this lost Lenore!' Quoth the raven, `Nevermore.'
They say the soul is seamed with the shadow and when you move they flow in harmony.
I was so so lucky to test knit Kirsten's wonderful new design.
Utterly beautiful. Utterly wearable too. Looks chic on jeans even.
Stunning linen yarn too... Ravelry details of my test.
(Sorry for the fuzzy ipad pics, my trusty little fujicamera has retired...)
Gorgeous new 'displaced' hat in sumptuous new yarn in splendid blue shade.
Was napped by a kid right from under my needles.
Says she likes the french artist hat thing (she means beret)
and since she did a photo shoot all nice and sweet
she should just keep it and I could make myself a new one.
I am studying.
My own summer sewn top design, attempt at design
simple, wide and comfy, biassed crisp finishing.
for on jeans or footless tights or maxi skirt or slip or...
there was 'grid'(Alexander Henry cotton) : batsleeves, deep round neck, flip-over-waist-band
and there is 'la chartreuse' (crinkly wrinkly linen) : same sleeves, same neck, darts and insert waistband
now 'Trombi' (a Marimekko fabric) : same sleeves, rounded boat neck, long shirt (no waist shaping).
This Trombi is definitely too big (somehow the Marimekko cotton falls much wider) and needs a bit of a crop I think... But the journey is the destination. Making is great fun.
Oh and, this is simply breathtaking : Issey AW 2011, sigh, patternmaking a thousand beautiful steps further...
A new cardigan for the miss.
I worked on this off and on.
Loved it, hated it. ripped it, reworked it, put it away, dug it up again, gave up, picked up again and ...stuck with it.
Now, it's pretty good. She is so happy with it.
That means I am happy too. It really does.
We are having the big summer holidays here
and after 5 weeks together, we tend to fight like cats at times.
She is so stubborn and so passionate.
She gets it from me, no doubt.