sometimes its more difficult than other times to get focused & just knit, sometimes knitting is about the very last thing i want to even think about lately, but i'm hanging in there, somethings gotta give (i haven't missed a day of knitting yet). it's been the anticipation of spring weather, that is getting me excited to knit new things. so i've already decided the pieces in my head that i'd really like to be designing, make patterns for , get onto the needles , & keep my fingers crossed. i thought it might be more an kick in the ass for me if i posted some of the diy process of all this thankless handmade business. so, thought i would post some pics, & take more as new knits on needles comes up, & they will. hope this won't be too dull, & apologizes for my dying camera.
still on the needles,still in the design tweaking process as well, & this is the second attempt, it always is frustrating in the beginning when trying to get a pattern just right, i'ii be re-knitting this bra/halter too, perhaps with a longer ribbing, & perhaps i will have two versions, one with button closures, we'll see. (of course the cup size is too teeny even for me)
can't you just picture this merino nude verveine halter bra with a vintage sheer blouse unbuttoned & knotted at the waist, paired with some high waisted slacks?
& incase you might be wondering why not knit in cotton, well i thought cotton too at first, btu cotton has no stretch memory, & cotton sags & gets very quickly out of shape once wet, ect, & so merino is the very best way to go, & super soft next tot he skin... everyone is worth some merino wool from Uruguay
it's going to be a cropped sweater, perfect over a blouse or on its own too of course!
the wool is knit with the most amazing thick & thin spun alpaca too!
this is coming off the needles, to be re-worked too, but it is very close to what i envisioned, damn math & figuring out my gauge gets me everytime...
sneak peek of the textures & hues & wools:
100% merino wool, made in Uruguay (colorway:nude verveine)
also,100% alpaca thick & thin spun wool
(colourway: slate grey & french creme)