Sunday, August 29, 2010
Welcome to my photo free post. I have two sweaters sitting before me today...yes...you read correctly two. First up is Cheryl's sweater which I have decided to add a little applique color to, but since I need to enlarge my design, it will need to be put aside unil Monday. Next up is Lori's sweater upon which I have decided to add a little squirrely delight. I have just finished up the pattern, so today I will be parking my butt on the couch with an iced coffee, a sweater, some yarn/thread and maybe a little fabric. Well I hear the couch and my coffee calling. I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
My dear friend Kusi came over for breakfast tea and knitting. (Kusi is an amazing knitter who can knit speedily while walking...you should see her work on Ravelry!)
She saw that I was trying to document Barb's lovely sweater... I knit leaves and then stitched them on, adding a couple of pink blooms in alchemy "punk" which is the happiest shade of raspberry ever.
When I was pondering what to add to this nice green garment, I put it on and curled up on the sofa. I tried to imagine that some chilly evening Barb would put it on to go walk the dogs or go out with her hubby, and it would be a fun bright spot to wear... just in case any of the leaves need to be... moved, they would be easy to remove :)
There was a small scuffle over who would be the model, and so in the end, the gnome won.
coming to your home soon, Bev! xo
Thursday, August 19, 2010
I had the pleasure of working on Dawns shawl. The shawl is huge and so soft and comforting. The color is so warm and I love the fabric she added to the edges. Nice touch Dawn! She put a lot of knitting time into it. I had so many different ideas and visions for this shawl. It was hard to make up my mind on what to do. After checking out Dawns flickr page I came up with the idea of something whimsical.
After knitting a few i-cords I decided to felt them and curve the pieces into a tree trunk and branches. I added knitted owls with new and vintage buttons. I love how it turned out. The pictures don't do it justice. It looks much better in person. I so enjoyed working on it Dawn. I hope you like it!
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
A Vintage Touch
A TrellisIt has been a delight to work on Lulu's shawl, creating dainty little bibs and bobs for it. I've kept it longer than I should, petting and cuddling it, but now it's on its way to Pat. What an honor to add to this lovely piece!
Saturday, August 7, 2010
I had a heck of a time coming up with a design for Linda's shawl. None of my designs seemed to work the way I imagined. Finally, after several days and nights, I found a yarn in my stash that I thought would be a great match, and all of a sudden a simple chain stitch border emerged. I then added a darker blue-grey running stitch to add a pop of color. So for me and this shawl, the focus was on simplicity.
Now for the all the lovelies that have been popping up here....all I can say is WOW!!!! I am just loving all your beautiful work. Great job everyone!!!!
I currently have two sweaters awaiting some embroidery, so back to the old grindstone for me.....lol....