Monday, June 29, 2009

Wedding attire

I bought this dress a few years ago at Suite Lorain, and it has been my go-to fancy dress ever since. I wore it to my aunt's wedding last night and I love it more than ever.

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It has a scooped back with a satin bow. The dress is a nude color with a dark crisscrossed netting over it. The sleeves have satin edging.


The dress in action, along with my cousin Erica.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Oh yea?


So how stylish are my friends?



My closet is so saturated.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

"That dress is so ugly!"

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Before I tied the waist, my brother exclaimed that the dress was completely ugly. After tied it, he said it was "slightly less ugly."

I don't care. I love it. I feel like the 70s threw up on me. That estate sale was the best part of summer so far.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

The best thing ever happened...

It was 5:06 p.m. and I was on my way to my dear friend Nikki's house. I saw a sign for an estate sale, and decided to press my luck. I found a belt, and went up the stairs. There were a bunch of old board games, but it seemed like a dud. Then, the woman came upstairs and told me they were getting ready to leave. "Do you like old clothes?" she asked. I said of course. She then led me to an ENTIRE closet filled with vintage dresses. Good ones and amazing condition. I nearly cried. I began throwing the ones I wanted on the floor in a frenzy.

I ended up getting 30 or so dresses for about 36 bucks. i literally just gave them all the money I had in my wallet and split.

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Oddly enough, all but 2 fit. I usually have trouble with vintage dresses because (in my opinion) I have an unusually large ribcage. This one is my favorite. Red roses, black buttons and a white collar. Love.


I made this flowerhead band for a craft swap with my new friend Lauren.


Ali made me this tshirt necklace, it is pretty rad.


...I got my new assignment in the mail yesterday. My whisper cardigan will have to wait.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Okay so I lied

...I went thrifting. I needed SOME kind of release after all that knitting.

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It was half price day, so how could I resist? I am only a human girl.

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This dress is actually a Lane Bryant shirt, size 24. I bought this belt a few weeks ago at the Tremont Yard sale, and it goes nicely.


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

My week of work

I have worked 7 of the past 9 days. I have made countless hats and mittens, I am waiting for my new book assignment. This time, I get to DESIGN.

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A man hat and girl mittens. Plymouth encore.

My mitten pattern:
Worsted weight, US#6 DPN
CO 33 stitches, 11 on each needle. Work 22 rows in a K2 P1 rib. Work 9 rows in stockinette.
Thumb Gusset:
Knit all stitches on needle 1, K 5 stitches on second needle, pm, M1, K1, M1, pm, K5, K all stitches on needle 3
Row 1: k
Row 2: K to marker, slip marker, M1, k to marker, M1, slip marker, k to end
Repeat rows 1 and 2 twice.
Knit all stitches on needle 1, k5, place next 11 stitches onto waste yarn, k5, k all on needle 3. 32 stitches remain, work in stockinette stitch for 20 rows.
K6, k2tog around. K 1 round. k5, k2tog around. K 1 row. K4 k2tog around. K3, k2tog around. k2, k2tog around. K1, k2tog around, k2tog around. 8 stitches remain. Thread yarn through and weave in ends.
Place the held thumb stitches on 2 dpns. Pick up 2 stitches along mitten edge. 14 thumb stitches. Work 10 rows, k2tog around. thread the 7 remaining stitches and weave in ends.
Make two, of course.

Two of my coworkers, Anne and Janet are making the Whisper Cardigan from Interweave Knits, Spring 2009. Inspired, I cast on last night using a tweedy coned wool I bought at Salvation Army for really cheap. The gauge is about right. I am not too concerned. It looks nice and rustic, and I am considering embroidering it when I am finished.

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I'm finished with one sleeve already, it goes pretty quick.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Goofy Vintage Thrifted Yarn

Well, my hands have really been bothering me. Rather than, I don't know, stop knitting, I've opted to try other ways to pass the time.

I bought this goofy vintage yarn at Unique Thrift.
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I decided to make a sweater. Yes, a sweater in neon bulky yarn from the 70s.

It only took a movie and a half!

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Size 19 needles. I am serious.

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I wish I could say I planned for all the stitch pattern lines to align properly. This sweater is part math, part witchcraft.

I get my new assignments this week. Look out!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


I finished the sweater!
Well, I still have to sew the pockets in place, but I would rather do that after I've blocked it.


I have carpal tunnel. It really, really sucks. I am 20 years old and have a whole life of knitting ahead of me.
I have these lame blue gloves I wear when I knit, but I don't think they help very much.

I could go to a doctor about it, but the doctor would just tell me to stop.

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Bought this dress for a buck at a church yard sale. I love love love it. The glasses came from a bizzaro estate sale.

I am resting my wrists until my new assignment.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Noro Silk Garden Sock Scarf

I finished this a while ago, but I hadn't photographed it until today. I am not pleased with the pictures, but whatever. I haven't knit anything new, and my left hand is numb from knitting practically 8 hours a day for the book sweater.


It is the Wavelength by Lime & Violet. I used one skein of Noro Silk Garden Sock and a C hook. It was a grand time.



Monday, June 1, 2009

Cascade 220 and I have spent some quality time together, as of late.

This Friday, I started work on the commissioned piece for a friend's knitting book. I am using a really bright blue shade of Cascade 220, but that is all I will say as of now. I think that IS all I can say.


...I woke up a few days ago to find that the tree outside my bedroom window lost one of it's main branches. Normally this wouldn't bother me, but...


I knit sleeves for it last summer. My brother told me the reason it broke was because of the yarn but I won't believe him.

I wish I could knit things. But I need to finish this sweater. I shouldn't even be blogging.