Wednesday, July 29, 2009
I have knitted another hat and this one is like wearing a cosy blanket! I love it. I downloaded the pattern from Parallax Knitting and the pattern is called Russian Princess in Exile, which seems to fit as one of my friends thought it looked Russian on first viewing.
This is a replacement hat for an old bought cream hat that got melted chocolate all over it and well brown stains don't look good. I was so tempted to go and buy another hat as I have never done cables before and I made mistake after mistake. I arranged a craft circle (my nice term fro stitch and bitch) night in my house and Kelly helped me out with the pattern. The next day I just sat down and within 2.5 hours it was done and dusted.
Glad I held out as it means I still have not bought anything mass produced this year, its made of NZ wool and the 12mm needles I got from the opshop.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
To make a waist seem tiny make your undies big! Mmmmmm, well that's what pocket hoops seem to do. I have been working on my 18th century costume and even though I have now moved on to my petticoat and trim here is a quick look at my pocket hoops (yes with unfinished corset, darn).
I used dyed drill and then silk dupion for the casing which I think looks quite pretty. The slit in the top of each hoop is for the ladies pockets, which would hang around her waist and then drop into each hoop, handy for that fan or knotting shuttle.
I seem to eat, sleep and dream my course at the moment, but have made a special effort to download at the pictures from my camera so more up dates soon.