Thursday, July 26, 2007

In the studio

Purse, cotton, seed stitch, size 4 bamboo cable needle, 16in.

This is Blue Sky organic cotton and it's a rather dreamy texture. It's knit rather tightly so the fabric will be firm. I don't care for stretchy purses.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

In the studio

And here's her seester!!

These dolls are made with quilting cotton fabrics, sewn completely by hand and stuffed with cotton batting. They are about 12-14 inches high. This doll has arms that are made separately and attached at the shoulders.

Last night I put rocks in the bases of the stands to add weight and to insure that the stand and doll won't tumble.

This is the back room of my apartment, and it has much better light, don't you think?

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

In the studio

Yes, yes, I've also been knitting, but isn't this doll a knockout?

She's been sort of finished for a while now, however I added what I consider the real finishing touches - the breast plate and the epaulette on her left shoulder over the weekend. But the best part of this particular stage is that I'm completing the stand. I've been making dolls without them for years, but I've made a commitment to provide a stand for each doll. This one is papier mache, and I've got several materials in mind for more.

The knitting is sporadic while I'm moving my apartment, but I'll have photos soon. I need to find another good photo setting with the right sort of light and everything in my new place.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

In the studio

bag, sock wool, size 0 cable needle, 16 in

I've started a number of things with this yarn, which fascinates me. But it also will never be socks, which is its whole purpose in life. Am I a bad person for not letting it fulfill its purpose?

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

In the studio

Shawl, turkish lace stitch, mohair, wool, rayon and metallic fibers, size 13 cable needle, 24 in

I began a neon shawl with the eye-popping green (March 2, 2007 entry), but somehow it just wasn't working, so I took all that apart and started this blended piece, which I'm finding to be quite lovely. With each mohair strand I'm using a sock yarn and I'm blending the colors differently each time, using about three yellows and two or three greens and two blues. Then I stick the rayon-metallic yarn in randomly for a bold stripe. I'm hoping the open lacework will keep the mohair from being too warm.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

I'm baaaaaaack

Lace curtain, linen, filet crochet, size 12 steel crochet hook

Ok, so I had so much fun resting that I took the whole month of June. It was wonderful. But I didn't do a lot of knitting or chrocheting. I began this piece for my new apartment. I'm thinking that it will be a very good match for an 1871 style apartment, and I'll be using the curtains in the front windows.