pattern from japanese book, with many modifications
yarn : bouton d'or Gaia (wool dyed with plants)
Sunday, July 31, 2011
This little cardigan is quite sweet~
Pattern: Gathered Cardi from Knit.1 Spring/Summer 2008
Yarn: 8 hanks of Plymouth Fantasy Naturale
Needles: US 7
I'm finally done with the body! The seed stitch bottom border felt like it took FOREVER! It looks cute so far, but I don't know if I could sit through that much seed stitch ever again.
Pretty. I love the photographic detail, each fiber called to attention.
A loose-knit cotton scarf in soft natural coloured yarn. Perfect for accessorising your summer outfits.. combines beautifully with white, khaki, neutrals, linens or denim.
Measurements: 15cm wide by 2m long(approx.)
Fibre Content: 56% cotton, 37% viscose, 7% polyester
Care Instructions: hand wash, do not iron
This knitter tells us:
Here's what I've mostly been working on lately-- a houndstooth pattern scarf made from organic cotton. I ordered the pakucho stuff from elann and it's awesome! Though it's not as soft as I expected, it has a nice feel and I really like all the history behind it. Plus you can get really nice colors but they're all undyed! Whee!
There is nothing like a natural yarn. The possibilities are endless. . . and any pattern knit in a natural yarn seems to pop.
Malabrigo merino worsted purchased at Stitches East from Webs
Friday, July 1, 2011
Tri color Blue Red and White charms, July limited edition, originally uploaded by YooLaDesign.
Very cool. Knitter's note:
A 1.6"(4cm) crocheted tri color flower to celebrate July's many events, amongst 4th of July and the tour de france.
When purchasing this charm please let me know which of the 3 you would like to have.
It comes on a sterling silver chain length is 12"(42cm), but can be adjusted to your preferences.
The sunflowers are made in a rare technique using a tiny crochet hook. Check my tutorials section if you want to learn how to create it yourself.
Love this! Photo note and link:
Dave Cole's "The Knitting Machine" presented at MASS MoCA on the 4th of July weekend, 2005. Courtesy of Dave Cole, photo by Arjen Noordeman.
Radical Lace & Subversive Knitting exhibit at the Museum of Art & Design
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
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Monday, April 4, 2011
Title: Last of the Summer Hummocks; Artist: Kit Lane, originally uploaded by Bear and Bird.
Title: Last of the Summer Hummocks
Artist: Kit Lane
Medium: Wool, Beads, Mini Button, Embroidery Floss, Glass Eye, Pins
This tiniest of unsuspecting Jacabobs enjoys some last warm rays of summer sun perched atop a grassy green and mushroom clad Hummock of Strangeland.
On the surface a Hummock seems quite benign but lurking behind the pink and cheerful mushrooms is a deep and soulful eye. It might suggest that not everything is always as it first appears, that sometimes there’s more to a thing if one takes the time to really look, or we could make certain conclusions about a being that always prefers to look away from the world and gazing into dark corners while presenting a lovely flower laden smile to the audience. Or…it’s just a Jacabob and a strange eyeball. You choose :o)
This little world is quite sturdily made by the needle felting method which involves poking wispy wads of fleecy wool a bajillion times with a special barbed needle which tightens and knits the fibers together. With the exception of the Jacabob's little beady eyes and nose, nothing is sewn. Nested deeply in the heart of the Hummock, in the pit of its belly is a 100% wool chunklet from a world traveled and well loved sweater, felted and infused with a lifetime of stories from far away lands.
The whole kit-n-kaboodle measures 5.75" inches tall by 4" wide. (apx 14.6cm x 10.2cm)The 11 pink dress makers pins can be rearranged to suit your own design sense :o)
This artwork is part of Bear and Bird Gallery's "Small Stuff 3" Art exhibition in Lauderhill, Florida. Exhibition runs November 22, 2009 - January 9, 2010, for more information visit our website www.bearandbird.com
Friday, April 1, 2011
New, on Knitting Daily. This Spring hat is really cute~ My favorite is the Poppy Beanie.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Being a knitter has it's advantages. This kitten is just sweet!
I'm bringing the Dubliners to Biddy McGraw's tonight for a pint. Join us please!
Shenanigan the st. paddy's day kittygram only at tods.etsy.com"
So, how cute is that?
Monday, February 14, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
"Step into my Parlour", said the Spider to the Fly, originally uploaded by bytegirl24.
This amazing tapestry was woven entirely from spider's silk. I just watched NOVA's new program, Making Stuff 'Stronger," and this segment was featured.
From the American Museum of Natural History's website:
'A spectacular and extremely rare textile, woven from golden-colored silk thread produced by more than one million spiders in Madagascar, goes on display Wednesday, September 23 in the Museum's Grand Gallery. This magnificent contemporary textile, measuring 11 feet by 4 feet, took four years to make using a painstaking technique developed more than 100 years ago.
This unique textile was created drawing on the legacy of a French missionary, Jacob Paul Camboué, who worked with spiders in Madagascar in the 1880s and 1890s. Camboué worked to collect and weave spider silk but with limited success, and no surviving textile is now known to exist. Previously, the only known spider-silk textile of note was exhibited at the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1900, and it was subsequently lost.
Producing the spider silk—the only example of its kind displayed anywhere in the world—involved the efforts of 70 people who collected spiders daily from webs on telephone wires, using long poles. These spiders were all collected during the rainy season (the only time when they produce silk) from Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar, and the surrounding countryside. These giant spider webs are a well-known feature of the capital, and frequently surprise international visitors. A dozen more people were needed to draw the silk from the spiders with hand-powered machines, with each spider producing about 80 feet of silk filament. This intricately-patterned spider silk features stylized birds and flowers and is based on a weaving tradition known as lamba Akotifahana from the highlands of Madagascar, an art reserved for the royal and upper classes of the Merina people (who are concentrated in the Central highlands). Silkworm silk has been used for a long period in Madagascar, however, there is no tradition of weaving spider silk in Madagascar. In this unique lamba cloth, the individual threads used for weaving are made by twisting 96 to 960 individual spider silk filaments together.'