Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Through the Lens...

...of moving.

Quiet Chaos.
I'm moving in a couple of weeks to a new home and I started my packing early.
Upside: I'll have it done on time.
Downside: I have to live in the chaos longer.

I'm purging even more than when I moved from the East Coast. On the other hand, I have more yarn and fiber. My sweetie is simply shocked at the amount of (insert expletive here) textiles I have:
  • Sheets and Blankets
  • Curtains
  • Wall hangings
  • Quilts
  • Table clothes
  • Fabric
This next year I will be hitting the "pause button" on my life here in Portland and taking a creative sabbatical of sorts. This is the image I'll put out there and let's see if I make it happen:

Sitting in front of the fireplace, spinning, little dog at my feet and kittens by my side.

While all this transformation is going on, I'm going to be doing a lot of blogging about my new life, so why don't you subscribe to this blog and watch it all happen?

See you all along the way...

Friday, July 02, 2010

Newer Designs

I've done two designs of late using PicoAccuardi yarns for the kits.

These are both Florentina. I was going with a Steampunk kind of theme here. You can wear like this, with short or no sleeves or under a coat with just the ruffle showing. The fun part was seeing how opulent I could make the actual ruffle. Extreme femininity ahead! It also comes in a pale violet-gray.
This next design is called Mod Thing, worn by the lovely Emily. As you can see, it's also lace but in an entirely different way. One big skein of chunky yarn does it and I love this color from PicoAccuardi again. The kit has a little kit for doing the buttons with a tutorial as well as the stripey fabric. I love the many ways you can wear this baby.

The designs are really different, right? Yeah, I'm a Gemini.  For those of you who don't design knitwear, I'm sure you've figured out why so many folks design accessories. No sizing!!! That said, I'm about to release a sock pattern that is sized, in fact. We'll see how that goes and hopefully it'll be the next thing I'm blogging about!