Friday, June 19, 2009

Sue Wong in progress

I am working on it.... I am working on it!!!

Slowly, but surely it is moving along. I think it is going to be a beautiful piece, if I don't screw it up!!! So far, 7 panels of the skirt out of 12 are done.

Thursday, June 11, 2009


So, OK, I am done with my Foamy Sea... Love it. Unfortunately, pictures don't do this top any justice. I guess my camera is giving up on me... The only good pictures it ever takes are the ones I take outside.Hopefully, I will have time to take them again.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Foamy Sea continued

So, today I worked on this project some more. Well, I am happy to report that it is almost done. All I have to do is sew together ribbings on back and front pieces!!! Can't wait to show it off!!! I think it is really cute!

There is another project I've been wanting to do... it is Sue Wong dress. I think it is airy and chic, great summer piece that I absolutely MUST have. Just look at it!!!

I am going to use rayon/linen blend yarn... Here is a swatch, what do you think?

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Foamy Sea

Did you know that I absolutely LOVE water? I love ocean, but sea is my passion. I could spend hours watching waves. It calmes me down and gives me such positive energy that carries me through rough times. I had this print yarn in my stash and it reminded me of sea waves so much, that I decided to knit a top with it.

This picture is a teaser, the project is not finished yet, so stay tuned :-)

Friday, June 05, 2009

Mani de Fata story

Not too long ago I got hooked up on Mani de Fata designs. I usually like to come up with my own patterns or change one that's given so much, that it lloks like a completely different piece. But, all was changed when I saw Maglia Amaranto.

I thought it was beautiful, but still needed some improvisations. I like more open tops for summer, so I changed it to a low cut scoop neck and set-in sleeves. I aso played around with the top of the pattern, since I thought that those rectangles are getting lost next to beautiful lace. I wanted it to be fairly light so I choose fingering weight mercerized cotton 5/2 made by Silk City Fibers. They have a factory located in Paterson, NJ and it is open for shopping convinience from time to time. Please check their web site for dates and sales. I have to say, that quality of their yarns is excellent and I support american made products. You are able to sign up for their mailing list on their web site.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Assol vest and Diagonally Top

Here are two more knits that I designed last month. Assol is a wonderful vest, that can be worn as top in the summer. I used Rowan Denim. It shows stitch detail and contours body really well. Please note that your project will shrink about 5 cm in lenghth. Pattern will be available in the Fall as well.

Here is a new summer piece. I called it Diagonally, not just for it's stitich pattern, but also because of the Harry Potter movie... Remember how he tried to use flo network and said Diagonally instead of Diagonal Alley?

Yarn is something I got on Ebay. 50/50 cotton acrylic blend. Very soft and comfy!

This one is made on my Brother kh-970 knitting machine.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Starting from scratch

It's been a while since I really maintained my blog. So, I've deleted older posts and starting over. Just so you know, I am working on two patterns that will be available for sale on Ravelry this Fall.

First, it is Leafy... I got my inspiration for this little jacket from long walks in the park. I absolutely love outdoors, and this is my tribute to nature. Yarn used is Queensland Collection Uruguay Chunky, a gorgeous blend of wool, silk and alpaca. The sample was made for my daughter, chest size 32".

I love the embossed leaves and cables on this piece. I hope you will like this design as well.