Monday, March 17, 2008

wip weekend

A. flew on Saturday to Brazil for a conference, which means I had more spare time for crafting this weekend. I didn't finish anything but got a lot of things started instead...

winded up this beautiful yarn - Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend - so soft and in the most amazing colorway (from Paula's shop). It's begging to be turned into a scarf, and I already picked a pattern.





started and frogged a Chérie Amour. I had specifically purchased the right yarn for this project (handpainted.com Merino Bulky in Wine Red), but after a couple of repeats into the body lace and I realized this would not be a garment I would use very often. So I decided to make a Buttony sweater instead, inspired by this lovely version



the Gathered Pullover is almost done ! The cabling turned out beautiful and I almost decided to leave this as a vest, but will be making a short sleeved version instead (although I think I will make another one as a vest later on)







something I rarely do (bad knitter, I know ...). I swatched for a future project, only because I've heard that Katia merino yarns tend to grow a bit after they're washed. Indeed it grew, enough to make me use a smaller needle size.



traced several sewing patterns for spring. Dresses and tops, mostly.



and on my desk right now .. a wip for the next batch of bookcovers. Not sure when the next shop update will be, since I have several wholesale orders I must get done in the next following weeks, but hopefully it will be soon. Sometimes I really wish the days were more than 24 hours long.



actually I did get something finished :) Baked these apple muffins and realized that silicone molds are so much more practical than normal ones (the gingerbread ones were a gift from M. sometime ago. Very cute, right ?)


8 comments:

Kat said...

I agree, we should petition for 36-hour days. Your gathered sweater looks wonderful!

Umbigo said...

que bolinhos apetitosos. e as formas de silicone são realmente mt práticas. só é chato qd começam a ganhar uma oleosidade que não sai com nada, nem na máquina.

Billy said...

As formas de silicone são óptimas para tudo, excepto para o "petit gateau", que tem de ficar molhado por dentro. O bolo desfaz-se todo quando se tenta tirar! :(

Ah, e adorei a toalha com o padrão "lenço dos namorados"! Também tenho chávenas e lençóis da mesma colecção, algures enfiados em caixotes na arrecadação dos pais... chuif! Saudades!

Lisa said...

All your WIP's look great! Can't wait to see the finished objects.

melusine_tricote said...

The gathered pullover is absolutely wonderful !

corticite aguda said...

Adoro o tecido com motivos dos lenços dos namorados. Será que me podes dizer onde é que posso encontrar à venda?? Obrigada. Beijinhos.

Mindy said...

your gathered pullover is fantastic!! great job! I can't wait to see it done!

Canuck said...

I have dozens of started projects - how do you get into the finishing mode?
:)