Monday, November 24, 2014

Lost and Found

I used to have this volume of Simply Knitting magazine: I bought it from Book Sale.


I bought it because of the hooded jacket in the cover. Although the skill set required for this cardigan   / jacket is intermediate to experienced, I still bought it. It sat in my bookshelf for a long time.

Then , I sold it to Ate Jinky, because I don't think that I'll be able to knit the jacket. Then I changed my mind and tried to find another copy of this magazine. I guess only a few people had this volume then. I even tried to find it on some underground sources, but to no avail.

However, if you are meant to have something, you will end up with it.. in God's will. Last week, I found a copy of it, I hope that life has been good to whoever invented the Photocopy machine!..

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Orchid and my lazy weekend

I was too lazy this weekend, sleeping for hours and hours,  and only managed to add 4 rows on my Orchid..  and that's it for me.. I was really tired..



Excuse the super candid shot lol I am not sure if I like the flared skirt that much...but then I think it will flatter my Mom.  The skirt uses a lot of thread than I expected and I think I needed to buy 2 more balls of thread...

Whew.. anyway.. I am still determined to finish this and the Dahlia.. and I have 5 more weeks to figure that out...

Thursday, November 20, 2014

In-progress..

Here is my progress on my dream project: Orchid;

 

This is another blouse for my mom...
 
I know that the pictures on my blog are crappy.. I'm just hopeless in this department.. maybe I should invest in a camera.. but for the meantime.. these will do..
 
 
The bodice of this project is the hardest part.. but once you got over it.. the 2nd part is breeze... I really like the sizing technique that I learned on this pattern.. 




Sunday, November 16, 2014

Wedding Gown Inspiration: Jean Paul Gaultier

I saw this knitted wedding gown , with freeform crochet details , by Jean Paul Gaultier.  You can check this link  Jean Paul Gaultier.

These are random pictures that I saw on google search...

photo by umeusstudios.com


this photo is a random google search

I Love it.

this photo is a random google search

Beautiful in every turn....


this photo is a random google search

this photo is a random google search

this photo is a random google search


this photo is a random google search


this photo is a random google search
 

This wedding gown is knitted, with beautiful crocheted lace accent on the skirt.  This is of course only fitting for a winter wedding.  This is  the most beautiful item, on the exhibit.

It is beautiful in every turn...

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Free Form Crochet

My first free from crochet project will be the bodice of my wedding gown.



I made this gown in an attempt to break free from pattern dependency. Before I worked on that project, I have been practicing free form crocheted netting for a while.. since I started collecting Russian Crochet  Magazines in 2009 ... It is also known as irregular mesh. It's a technique that is synonymous to Russian crochet.

Here is a sample practice piece:



I have yet to complete this project... I wanted to make it into a blouse.



I'm using Anchor Crochet thread size 10.




There is really no right and wrong with freeform.... that is why I love it.

Repeating projects..

If you check my Ravelry profile, you will observe that not only am I prolific, I am also fond of recycling projects, and that I am fond of creating projects from the same pattern , over and over.

While most knitters and crochet-ers don't really like the concept of making similar items over and over, I actually don't mind,  if I am interested with the design.

Take for example these projects:

1. Little Brown Shrug  - I made this 5 times.. in different types of yarns too..









2. Sienna Top  - I made 3.. and I'm working on 2 more...






3. Summer Scarf



 
 

I used these patterns; all of them are designed by  Mimi Alelis Designs, to:

1. Study how to adjust / expand sizes.
2. Study yarn substitution and color variations.

Remember that asking questions is good, but you'll never really prove if the answers are correct, unless you see for yourself. Believe it or not, you will learn a little bit more even if you are using the same patterns over and over.

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