Mar 31, 2010
Over the weekend I took part in the DYI project hosted by my friend Irina, it was like a family gathering, where everyone created something using all kinds of art supplies. The pieces were then put together on an attached to the wall door, that serves now only as a display of the magical time we spent together with friends. But this is not the story. I taught 3 people how to knit. Two of them were men :) Three days later I stumble upon a Wall Street Journal article at Craftzine.com that talks about truckers, yes, truckers, who pick up knitting. I am beyond amazed at these brave men. Many applauses to them, courageous creatures that they are!
Yesterday, while doing yoga, I understood that it might be a good idea to have some wrist warmers on my arms, for such occasions, when practicing outside, or on a cool day... for comfort and warmth. Here is the one from the right wrist, and I can assure you, the left one looks exactly the same ;) I used organic cotton yarn and Landscapes "Autumn Trails" that I still have half a skein left, for trimming the edges and embroidery. I used needles and a hook for the edges.
I saw this tile and at once got an idea of knitting something resembling shape of fish scale, and the way they overlap. I'm thinking a mini-skirt... All these ideas make me wait for yarn even more impatiently :)
Mar 30, 2010
Mar 22, 2010
Recently, I have been really into exploring various folk costumes - fabrics, colors, tailoring and meaning, I find it very inspirational. It is wonderful, I think, that in modern days we can use at least some accessories to embellish everyday outfits... Here are dolls dressed in national costumes. Look at the layers, they feel so comfortable and cozy in soft earthy colors with elaborate ornaments on natural woven and knit fabrics...
Mar 15, 2010
These gentlemen came from the pages of a fairytale book, no less! As though they have traveled from the past to our times seeking adventure or they got here by accident :) Here they're attempting to look like modern guys, captured by a clueless stunned fashion photographer :)
Image is by http://stilinberlin.de/
I am having this idea of something cozy, that can be worn year around and I came up with the idea of knitted fur :) A little accessory, say, a collar as a piece of clothing, how about that? :) Or a furry vest... Yarns that I think would work perfectly are chunky and bulky in natural colors and fibers. I am thinking these will be perfect, I only need to narrow down my choice to 2-3 colors the most.