So pretty! And so delicate looking. Gorgeous~
Friday, February 27, 2009
Somehow today I've gotten caught up in wedding knits. This is gorgeous!
"Working on the center portion of Sharon Miller's Wedding Ring Shawl. Knitting with Colourmart cashmere/silk blend on 2mm needles."
Thursday, February 26, 2009
It snowed out there, again, and the kids are heading to school late. It seems winter is still working on us...
"Snow Queen inspired by the queen in Narnia. Knitted beaded skirt and cape, frosted paintwork on doll. Bead adornments."
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Quilt made by my Grandmother Reed using double knit from the 70's, originally uploaded by QuiltyQT.
Wow-- this makes me think of MoMA in New York... very cool.
"The fabric in this quilt came from double knit that was left over from pant suites made for my grandmother, mother and me. This was in the mid 70's."
Very pretty, and a great use of little bits of colors!
"Newest scarf design. Fun colors and geometric shapes. 100% recycled yarn from forgotten sweaters."
Neat idea! Here are the photographer's notes:
"Notecards made with recycled photos of yarn and knitting from knitting catalogs. The cards are paper patchwork -- machine sewing on paper.
Check out my profile to learn more about them."
I am a color hound, and was always looking at my surrounding, planning my next color project, whether it was dyeing, knitting, spinning or sewing.
This handbag is vibrant with color. Here are the photographer's note:
"I hand knit this purse using recycled silk yarn. This yarn is made from the recycled ends that are cut off of saris during manufacturing."
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
The possibilities are endless, and what a great way to get a jump on Spring.
"An early touch of Spring! This cute handbag with removeable flower pin was made from felted recycled wool sweaters."
Okay, this is cool! What a great new look for an old sweater or two!
"I call this the cheerleader handbag, since it looks like a cheerleader's skirt."
This one is just downright classy -
"Not too big and bulky, just right to keep you warm and easily stash in a purse or bag!
I used recycled yarn in this piece which I got from taking apart a black and white linen sweater. I mixed it by knitting with it at the same time as a 100% black wool, then felted it. The results turned out great! It's felted with bits of the black and white linen popping through. Plus the mix of linen keeps it from getting itchy. I also used a fuzzy black acrylic yarn on the end, which gives it a ruffle sort of look. A really unique silver button finishes off the piece.
This can be worn many different ways as the "ruffle" yarn is loosly knitted and the button can be buttoned anywhere on it. Wear it straight across or at an angle!
Check out my profile for more info."
Need yarn? Have a sweater or two you don't wear anymore, but can't quite bear to get rid of?
There are many ways to make good use of those items again. This knitter shows us an example:
"beige recycled yarn gloves
Beige but not boring. Hand-knit fingerless gloves from recycled/reclaimed sweaters.
I salvage fun parts of the sweaters and then unravel the rest. This is made from yarn from a 100% cotton sweater. All pieces are original patterns knitted on my great grandma's needles."
In this crazy economy, recycling what we have makes sense - in every sense of the word.
From time to time I'll be adding things I've found that are innovative, cool, and totally usable, just for ideas, and to promote making the most of our resources.
Photo notes on this image:
"Recycled Knitted Plastic Bag
Go to www.monasmane.etsy.com/ for more information and details. Or e-mail me at MonaPeril@yahoo.com "
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
I love the cable panel on this sweater! it is absolutely stunning.
Here are some photo notes for this one:
Based on a pattern from Gedifra Highlights 033, but knit top-down.
Friday, February 13, 2009
These are adorable, and I know that when I was a kid I would have carried them around with me for days.
The knitter tells us :
Free pattern on my blog!
This is very pretty, and I love the color!!!
Here are the photo notes:
Inspired by my lovely mum, this is a beautiful soft and cosy scarf.
The main body of the item is woven from double strand blush pink aran wool and the trimming is a combination of a slightly paler mohair and polyester acrylic mix in rosy pink and purple tones. Because of this, the part that touches your face is soft and warm, and not too woolly, especially suitable if you have sensitive or easily irritated skin.
This item measures 40" long and 7" wide - making it long enough to wind or tie around your neck, but neat enough to tuck inside your jacket or jumper.
for more info and to buy, please visit www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17582773
Scoop this up for a bright and "pink-a-licious" addition to your winter wardrobe! This would make a perfect gift for that someone you love this Valentines day (especially your mum) :)"
Thursday, February 12, 2009
I swear, I'm in love. To have a little pocket gnome... all would be cozy and warm.
"Body is knit from 100% cotton yarn and stuffed with cleaned, carded wool. 9 inches from tip of hat to toe."
So sweet~ What little girl wouldn't love this... Heck, adults, too!
Here's what the photographer has to say:
"Miss love bump *hearts* her bump and she's wearing a mini woolen dress, trendy suede boots and a hat with heart-shaped earflaps.
She is my first amigurumi doll, made with lots of different yarns in red and pink, including wool, mohair, lurex, chenille... wearing a knitted dress and crocheted accessories.
This is a valentine's doll based on my sister-in-law who is also expecting :-) and it is a present for her."
Red Hot Valentine Cherrie Pie Winter Knit Scarf with Fringe, originally uploaded by ventichai shop.
Rich, racy, red - in the mood!
Here are the notes from the knitter:
"A Hot Red knit scarf perfect for your Valentine's day to keep you warm and add the splash of red you were looking for. Measures at 68" long(not including fringe) and 7" wide to tie in many ways. Check profiles for the link:)"