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“BE FREE FROM EXISTING CONCEPTS AND LIMITATIONS”
“PURSUE THE IMAGE IN OUR MINDS”
– Eisaku Noro
January 16, 2012 § 1 Comment
I’ve kind of obsessed with making perfectly fitted socks (!)
I always do them toe-up, two-at-a-time on a Magic loop with gusset and a heel flap.
As my sock experience progresses I start to picture my own socks and I have this thing with knee-highs generously topped with a textured band to fold. My first attempt turned out quite successful and in time I will make a pattern for it.
Now I’m trying to make a pair in a sport weight-yarn with a striped top made from leftovers.
January 7, 2012 § 3 Comments
For the first time, I’m making a sweater for my boyfriend.
It’s quite a challenge. As I know how much I can ravel one petite piece of garment size x-small for a perfect fit, I don’t want to think of the amount of work to redo for a man’s sweater.
Anyway, The thing was to find the right pattern, simple but not boring. I went for Big Alfred’s by Britta Wilfert. Yet another nice version of her seamless, top-down constructions.
Next thing: To find the perfect yarn … It couldn’t be wooly itchy, no bright colors, still it should be interesting enough to maintain my interest in the project.
ORGANIC WOOL + NETTLES by Onion Knit:
It’s a beautiful charcoal grey, it’s very crisp and a true pleasure to work with.
Now, just a perfect fit, we’ll see …