Friday, May 22, 2009
Good hair day. Must document this. This is Meg Ryan good.
Yesterday I went to Nikki's, and we discovered we have the same skirt. We are lame enough to think it is amusing to both wear it to a party tonight and act dramatic. Our styles are super different so I am interested to see what she pairs it with.
It is a deep rose skirt. I am wearing it with a black scooped back leotard, aqua tights and black cowboy boots.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
I bought this dress at the salvation army yesterday and I am love. It is actually two different dresses, each too see through to wear alone.
I need to stop shopping, I have too much clothing. I need to alter a bunch of stuff the summer and save money. So I am starting my 2nd anual YARN FAST.
I will not buy ANY yarn until August 1st.
That is a promise.
I cannot give up thrifting, simply because I move into my new place in 94 days and I need to collect ridiculous things to put in it.
I will blog my NORO SOCK YARN SCARF later on this week.
Monday, May 18, 2009
I had a lot of problems with this sweater, every single one of them my own fault. There is nothing wrong with the pattern. There is something wrong with me. I got the wrong gauge, made the wrong size the first time. I must have started this sweater 4 times before I got it right.
After blocking it, the sweater became a bit too wide. I'm going to remedy this soon by placing ties on the inside to cinch the back a little bit.
I knit the flower flat and seamed it up until that point. After than, I used the magic loop method to complete them.
The buttons are from Ohio Knitting Mills, a really cool place you should probably check out if you like sweaters and vintage fashion.
As you can tell, I am back in sunny Cleveland, Ohio for the summer. I don't move into my own place for another 97 days. Not that I am counting or anything.
Today, I am starting another Coachella with more yarn from my grandma. I am using Berocco Gem in a not hideous color. I am making an extra small and I might run out of yarn. I guess if it is cute enough I will track down another ball.
I am trying to do a lot of personal knitting while I can, because in a few days (hopefully not that many more) I will be starting work on the test/sample knitting.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Anyways, I knit during the film.
I have made this bunny a few times before, but I have always given them away. Not this one though, this one is for keepsies.
I am using Dolcetto a Joann sensations yarn from my limited almost empty dorm room stash.
In other news, I finished one of my spring forward socks, and also Dexter! After blocking, it ended up being kind of big but I guess I am okay with it. I might reinforce the neck edge a bit, and I will take plenty of pictures after that. The colors turned out really lovely.
I will be returning home to Cleveland tomorrow!
Monday, May 11, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
This is Coachella, knit in Berocco Suede Tri-color. My grandma gave me a whole mess of yarn, and the pattern calls for it. It is a real shame the color is so ugly. All I can hope is that when I wear it is so ugly it can only be called bohemian.
I should have made an XS. My bust measurement is about 37.5, so I made a 36. It is too big. I'll make the 32 next time. In a less hideous color.
It might be cute with the right outfit, but not now. This sweater is the literal color of vomit.
I am well aware this is not the right bra.
...oh yea and I got a test knitting job. I am on my way to knit celebritydom. Now is your chance to say you were a fan before I became too mainstream.