Tuesday, July 16, 2013

New Roads Ahead!


Hello and welcome to my new little slice of the web. For several years I had a blog centered around my recreational knitting, ect. It was loosely maintained. My busy mind was always stretched in too many places to truly get much done.
But my creative side was always restless and needed a challenge. I've since made up my mind to take on my very own self-gratifying project that combines many of my loves.
I've been more productive and diligent with my designing in the last few months than I previously had been in a full year of recreational crafting.
One of my loves is fashion. I love fashion like the next fashionista. I particularly love love love accessories and scarves are one of my favorite! Scarves are everywhere and have become a huge fashion statement. I've put together a scarf/wrap collection that will feature large and daring pieces. I need a place to muse about it and other fashion related things. So here we are.
I think it's only befitting to give you the first peek of the collection with the very first scarf that I've knitted in the collection.
The Whitaker Scarf!
This baby is large, long and very soft!
There have been a few cool nights this summer when I could have really used this!
My shop will be opening very soon and I can't wait!
Please stop back soon. Lot's of exciting things will be happening! ;-)

Um...did I say this baby was huge?
Model:The lovely Trish

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Third Time's the Charm!


After having to start knitting this sweater from the beginning for the third time, I just didn't want to see it anymore. However, a I picked it back up and we've been getting along ever since. Technically, I started knitting this Dec 16th. That makes me feel better. ;-) I love that I can feel my progress in the loftiness of this piece. The heavier it gets, the more proud I become. :-)


I promise that the next post on this sweater will be showing you the completed project! At the pace I've been working on it lately, that won't be too long. I promise!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Back On Track

The After: Ok I believe the difference is clear. A much cleaner version. Anyways, now I'm back on track, so hopefully I will have real progress to show really soon!

The Before: My fuzzy little friend. I almost feel it needs a pet name.




Saturday, November 24, 2012

Seems Like I Just Did This!


Well, the yarn I originally chose was a bit too fuzzy for the project at hand. The beautiful stitch pattern was getting lost in all the long fibers. I really like this yarn. It's soft and has a nice hand. It will be better suited for something less stitch intensive. However, I managed to find a yarn very similar in color. This wool blend will do the trick.

That animal looking thing wrapped around my hand is my former sweater-in-the-making. I can already see the stitch definition much more clearly. The original knitting will not go to waste. It will make a nice cowl.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Progress

Coming along. It’s been rough. I’ve had to correct a few mistakes, but I’m persevering.

I don't want to think about how far I could have gotten if I didn't have to make corrections! No. We don't think about that!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

In a Winter Frame of Mind!

I had to temporarily put summer knits aside. My brain switched off all things Summer and instantly, just like that, I'm in Fall/Winter mode. It's all about cozy knitting now. Warm, soft, fuzzy woolies will be hanging off of my needles for the next few months. I've started with this beautiful piece from Vogue. It has everything. Ribs, cables, eyelets...

This is coming along nice and quickly. I've wanted to knit this sweater for sometime. I've decided to knit this in the round. Looks like I'll be wearing it this winter! I just purchased this wool a few hours ago and, as you see, I'm having a blast with it already. Perfect way to spend my Sunday. I suspect I'll be up late tonight! :-)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Time for a Change

Change has come. I've created a new home here online that will reflect my new attitude. Those of you who have been following me know that my previous blogging has primarily been about my machine-knitting ventures. Well...I've sold my knitting machine and I'm strictly hand-knitting now!!

After knitting Dayflower I was bitten by the hand-knitting bug all over again. It was my first non-MK piece in quite some time. Too much time! As much as I enjoyed my machine, most of the time, I just wanted to sit and create, not operate a machine. Needless to say, not much knitting was done. Also, I've freed myself up from limitations; width and stitch patterns being the biggest two. No more limitations! The machines do a lot and they do it well, but designers should never have limitations! ;-) Furthermore, in order to design and sell patterns, I need a much larger and more diverse community than the KM community offers. Another limitation. I've got so many designs running around in my head that I can actually knit out the way I want to. My needles have taken the place of my knitter, ribber, color-changer, lace carriage, linker, ect... I'm sure the question is "Why not just do both?" I would suggest the very same thing to anyone doing one and thinking of doing the other. However, being the true Gemini that I am, I need to be unidirectional in order to get anything done. I might add, I was very good at MK while I was doing it. I'm a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to my work, so most of my attention is usually consumed by the project at hand. Leaving my hooks and needles waiting patiently. I've always connected more with hand-knitters than the MK group. Hand-knitters are...well...you guys are the cool kids. LOL! I just have more fun in those groups and I'm happy to say that I'm exclusively a part of that group as well.

This is what I'm working on right now. It's my own design. I'm squeezing in a breezy knit before the last of the hot days. Yes, I know I'm quite late. Where has summer gone. It's going to be a simple, airy halter. So it should be a quick knit. At this rate...it better be! :-) Also, I know I left off knitting a beautiful striped maxi. It turned out too heavy and long. I have already purchased tiny thread and tiny needles to get right back on that project. Hmmm...I could even knit it in the round! ;-)